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103 STAT. 3170 PROCLAMATION 6077—NOV. 22, 1989 erful example of faithfulness and generosity. Family caregivers—^wheth- . er they are spouses, daughters, sons, grandchildren, or in-laws—offer invaluable help to older relatives who might otherwise be forced to live in an institutional setting. All of us owe a debt of gratitude to the hardworking men and women who give older members of OMX society the love, respect, comfort, and assistance they need and deserve. More important, however, these men and women merit our recognition and support. Throughout the United States, family caregivers are aided in their ef- forts by homemaker programs, by respite and day care services, and by agencies that provide home-delivered meals. This week, we acknowl- edge the importance of such community support services and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that family caregiver's have greater access to them. In grateful recognition of the contributions that caregivers make to their families and the Nation, the Congress, by House Joint Resolution 282, has designated the week of November 19 through November 25, 1989, as "National Family Caregivers Week" and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of November 19 through No- vember 25, 1989, as National Family Caregivers Week. I call upon the American people to observe this week with appropriate programs, cere- monies, and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty- second day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fovurteenth. GEORGE BUSH O .