Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/829

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PUBLIC LAW 103-361—OCT. 14, 1994 108 STAT. 3463 Public Law 103-861 103d Congress Joint Resolution To designate the second Sunday in October of 1994 as "National Children's Day". Whereas the people of the United States should celebrate children as the most valuable asset of the Nation; Whereas children represent the future, hope, and inspiration of the United States; Whereas the children of the United States should be allowed to feel that their ideas and dreams will be respected because adults in the United States take time to listen; Whereas many children of the United States face crises of grave proportions, especially as they enter adolescent years; Whereas it is important for parents to spend time Ustening to their children on a daily basis; Whereas modern societal and economic demands often puU the family apart; Whereas encouragement should be given to families to set aside a special time for all family members to engage together in family activities; Whereas adults in the United States should have an opportunity to reminisce on their youth to recapture some of the fresn insight, innocence, and dreams that they may have lost through the years; Whereas the designation of a day to conmiemorate the children of the United States will provide an opportunity to emphasize to children the importance of developing an abliity to make the choices necessary to distance themselves from impropriety and to contribute to tneir communities; Whereas the designation of a day to conmiemorate the children of the Nation will emphasize to the people of the United States the importance of the role of the child within the family and society; Whereas the people of the United States should emphsisize to children the importance of family life, education, and spiritual quaU- ties; and Whereas children are the responsibility of all Americans, thus every- one should celebrate the children of the United States, whose questions, laughter, and tears are important to the existence of the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the second Oct. 14, 1994 [H.J. Res. 389]