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106 STAT. 5238 PROCLAMATION 6415—MAR. 20, 1992 road maintenance, forestry, and conservation; and they are municipal employees who help to ensure the smooth operation of public utilities and other services fliat affect the health and safety of our citizens. Because emergencies can strike at any time, we rely on the vigilance and the preparedness of these individuals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our Nation enjoys the highest standards of public health and safety in the world, and we owe a great debt to the men and women who, by applying their expertise in telecommunications, help to make that achievement possible. During this special observance, we acknowledge that debt and extend a heartfelt thanks to each of them. The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 284, has designated the week of April 12 through April 18, 1992, as "National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week" and has authorized and 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 April 12 through April 18, 1992, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. I invite all Americans to observe this week with appropriate programs and activities in honor of all the emergency dispatchers and other communications specialists, both professional and volunteer, who help to protect our health and safety. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of March, 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 6415 of March 20, 1992 National Safe Boating Week, 1992 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America's marine resources are a national treasure. The vast systems of lakes, rivers, and bays across this great land, and the oceans which touch our shores have played a pivotal role in the development of United States industry, agriculture, energy production, and commerce. Beautiful and inviting, our Nation's inland waterways and coastal regions have also provided generations of Americans with opportunities for relaxation and fun. This year, it is anticipated that more than 19 million Americans will engage in recreational boating. While we Americans are fortunate to have the freedom to enjoy boating and related activities on the open water, at the same time, it is important to remember that an improperly handled watercraft can be dangerous or even deadly. Tragically, about 900 persons die each year on our Nation's waterways. All too often, these deaths are caused by human carelessness and neglect. To help prevent boating-related accidents, the United States Coast Guard is working together with other government agencies and with private organizations around the country to encourage Americans to