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PROCLAMATION 640e-FEB. 26, 1992 106 STAT. 5227 Children also need early and regular eye examinations. Even the healthiest of youngsters may have an unsuspected visual problem that, if left untreated, could interfere with his or her play and learning and eventually cause permanent vision loss. A routine checkup can identify a disorder in time for effective treatment. Eye safety is a must at any age. Children should be instructed early and often in the basic principles of eye safety. Both in the home and in the workplace, Americans should wear a face mask, goggles, or safety glasses when working with chemicals or machinery that might be dangerous to the eyes. Individuals who engage in contact sports and other potentially hazardous athletic activities are urged to wear protective eyewear whenever possible, and contact lens wearers should always clean, store, and handle their lenses carefully and in accordance widi the directions of their eye care professional. Through simple yet important steps like these, we can protect our precious gift of sight. To encourage Americans to cherish and to protect their vision, the Congress, by joint resolution approved December 30, 1963 [77 Stat. 629; 36 U.S.C. 169a), has authorized and requested the President to proclaim the first week in March of each year as "Save Your Vision Week." NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of March 1 through March 7, 1992, as Save Your Vision Week. I urge all Americans to participate in this observance by making eye care and eye safety an important part of their lives. I also invite eye care professionals, members of the communications media, and other concerned parties to join in activities that will help make Americans more aware of the steps that they can take to protect their vision. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of February, In the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety- two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and sixteenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6406 of February 26, 1992 American Red Cross Month, 1992 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has earned the respect and trust of millions of people around the world—many of whom have benefitted directly from its outstanding humanitarian programs. This month, we salute and thank the more than 1,000,000 volunteers and 23,000 staff members who conduct the life-saving work of today's Red Cross. In addition to offering valuable health and safety information to the public, the American Red Cross has long brought vital aid and services to victims of natural disasters and other emergencies, to persons in need of blood, and to members of the Armed Forces. The past year was