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Volume 39_Number 42
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Addresses and Remarks

        Bush-Cheney reception in Fresno--1383
        Bush-Cheney reception in Riverside--1389
        Roundtable discussion in Dinuba, remarks following--1378
        San Bernardino--1402
    Columbus Day celebration--1375
    National Basketball Association champion San Antonio Spurs--1376
    Radio address--1373

Communications to Congress

    Budget amendments, letter transmitting requests--1409
    Iraq, letter transmitting report--1378
    Narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia, message on continuation 
        of national emergency--1408

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Proposed Protocol Amending the Agreement for Cooperation Between the 
        Government of the United States of America and the Government of 
        the Republic of Indonesia Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear 
        Energy, memorandum--1372
    Waiver and Certification of Statutory Provisions Regarding the 
        Palestine Liberation Organization, memorandum--1377

Interviews With the News Media

    Interview with Asian print journalists--1393

Letters and Messages

    Pontificate of His Holiness John Paul II, message on 25th 


(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)



Editor's Note: The President was in Tokyo, Japan, on October 17, the 
closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the 
Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in 
this issue will be printed next week.

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    Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant 
        Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia--1407


    Columbus Day--1374
    General Pulaski Memorial Day--1371
    National School Lunch Week--1371
    White Cane Safety Day--1388

Statements by the President

    Japan's announcement of reconstruction aid to Iraq--1388

Statements by the President--Continued

    Nobel Peace Prize, award to Shirin Ebadi--1374
    Terrorist attack on Americans in the Gaza Strip--1388
    U.N. Security Council resolution on Iraq--1407

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1412
    Checklist of White House press releases--1412
    Digest of other White House announcements--1409
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1410

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Week Ending Friday, October 17, 2003
Proclamation 7719--National School Lunch Week, 2003

October 10, 2003

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    Over the last 57 years, the National School Lunch Program has 
provided more than 187 billion meals to young people across our country. 
During National School Lunch Week, we recognize the importance that good 
nutrition plays in the health of our children and in the development of 
good eating habits and healthy lifestyles.
    By helping our children make healthy choices not only about food but 
also about their overall well-being, we can reduce the rates of 
childhood obesity and diabetes and help prevent heart disease, stroke, 
and other diseases later in life. Nutritious meals can also improve 
students' concentration and help them succeed in school.
    As part of the National School Lunch Program, the Department of 
Agriculture's Team Nutrition advises school food service professionals 
on how to prepare healthy meals for children. Team Nutrition also 
provides nutrition programs for children, families, and communities to 
illustrate the link between diet and health. Today, more than 99,000 
schools and childcare centers are educating young people about good 
eating habits. They are also helping to feed our Nation's needy children 
through the National School Lunch Program. For many students, low-cost 
or free school meals are sometimes the only nutritious food they eat. 
Over the years, the dedication of school officials, food service 
professionals, parents, and community leaders has helped to expand the 
National School Lunch Program to include breakfast, after-school snacks, 
milk breaks, and summer food programs.
    In recognition of the contributions of the National School Lunch 
Program to the health, education, and well-being of America's children, 
the Congress, by joint resolution of October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87-
780), as amended, has designated the week beginning on the second Sunday 
in October of each year as ``National School Lunch Week'' and has 
requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this 
    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim October 12 through October 18, 2003, as 
National School Lunch Week. I call upon all Americans to join the 
dedicated individuals who administer the National School Lunch Program 
at the State and local levels in appropriate activities to promote 
programs that support the health and well-being of our Nation's 
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
                                                George W. Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., October 15, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on October 
16. This item was not received in time for publication in the 
appropriate issue.

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Week Ending Friday, October 17, 2003
Proclamation 7721--General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2003

October 10, 2003

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski sacrificed his life on October 11, 
1779, for America's independence and the universal

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cause of freedom. His bravery in supporting the American Revolutionary 
War is an inspiration to individuals around the world who pursue peace 
and freedom for all.
    Growing up near Warsaw, Casimir Pulaski knew firsthand the horror of 
tyranny and oppression. In 1768, he joined his father and fellow 
compatriots in rising against injustice and fighting for Polish 
independence. As a commander in the rebellion, the young Pole 
demonstrated a devotion to freedom and great courage. When the rebellion 
was quelled, Pulaski was exiled to France, where he continued to pursue 
freedom with the same spirit and determination that he had shown in 
    While in Paris, he met with the American envoy to France, Benjamin 
Franklin, who discussed with him America's struggle for independence. 
Pulaski then volunteered his services to General George Washington. In 
his first letter to General Washington after arriving in America in the 
summer of 1777, General Pulaski pledged that he ``came here, where 
freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live and die for it.'' 
Impressed with General Pulaski's abilities and battle experience, 
General Washington commissioned him as a Brigadier General of the 
American cavalry. In May 1779, General Pulaski's new cavalry division 
successfully defended the city of Charleston, South Carolina. Several 
months later, in the siege of Savannah, General Pulaski was mortally 
wounded while trying to raise morale and rally his troops who were under 
heavy enemy fire.
    General Pulaski's bravery and sacrifice helped lead America to 
victory, and today, the Polish motto--``for your freedom and ours''--
echoes the great spirit of this Polish and American hero. This day, we 
commemorate General Pulaski's service to our Nation and draw strength 
from his example. We also honor the sacrifices of the many men and women 
of Poland and other allied nations who persevere with us in the fight 
for freedom.
    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 11, 2003, as 
General Pulaski Memorial Day. I encourage all Americans to commemorate 
this occasion with appropriate programs and activities paying tribute to 
Casimir Pulaski and honoring all those who defend the freedom of our 
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of 

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