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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-vii] Monday, October 20, 2003 Volume 39_Number 42 Pages 1371 1412 Contents WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. 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[[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks California 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 anniversary--1407 (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. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Notices Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia--1407 Proclamations 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 [[Page v]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 1371]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1371] Monday, October 20, 2003 Volume 39_Number 42 Pages 1371 1412 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 week. 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 children. 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- eighth. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., October 15, 2003] 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. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1371-1372] Monday, October 20, 2003 Volume 39_Number 42 Pages 1371 1412 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 [[Page 1372]] 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 Poland. 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 Nation. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of
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