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103 STAT. 2986 PROCLAMATION 5933—JAN. 12, 1989 The Center has akeady made significant strides in establishing a Washington headquarters as well as regional mission sites and affih- ated museimis across our country. At these facilities children and their teachers will carry on the mission of the Challenger crew to push out ever further the frontiers of our knowledge and to expand the very realm of mankind's dreams and aspirations. It is fitting to recall the words of the poet Mary Lee Hill as she exhorts us to turn again to life: "If I should die and leave you here a while, Be not like others, sore undone, who keep Long vigil by the silent dust and weep.


For my sake turn again to life and smile; Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine. And I, perchance, may therein comfort you." To recognize the importance of the Challenger Center and its charter to expand educational opportunities in science and to thereby carry on the mission of the Challenger astronauts and the space program, the Congress, by Public Law 100-684, has designated January 28, 1989, as "National Challenger Center Day" and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim January 28, 1989, as National Challenger Center Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day by remembering the Challenger astronauts who died while serving their country and by reflecting upon the important role r, the Challenger Center will play in honoring their accomplishments and in furthering their goal of strengthening space and science education. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hun- dred and thirteenth. RONALD REAGAN Proclamation 5933 of January 12, 1989 America Loves Its Kids Month, 1989 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Children are gifts from God, the Bible tells us, and that is what Ameri- ca's parents through the centuries have known their youngsters to be. We have sought to give our children—our kids—love and well-being in the present and hope and opportunity for the future. We have also sought to give them a realization of their God-given individual worth and dignity, the liberty that is their due as Americans and human beings, and the reverence, thanks, and obedience we owe the Almighty for making us His children. The Scriptures also tell us that we are made in God's image and like- ness. More than 2 centuries ago, our Founders echoed that truth when they declared that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." If these fundamental and