PROCLAMATION 6468—SEPT. 2, 1992 106 STAT. 5395 and volunteers—from researchers and health care providers to teachers, therapists, and engineers. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, these professionals and volunteers are helping determined individuals to achieve their dreams of greater freedom and independence—including productive, satisfying jobs and careers. Thus, while the ADA opens doors of opportunity for persons with disabilities, rehabilitation offers the means by which many will be able to pass through them. Because rehabilitation cultivates one's potential for personal and economic autonomy and advancement, it not only enriches the lives of Americans with disabilities but also enables our entire Nation to benefit from their knowledge, creativity, and skills. Thanks, in large part, to rehabilitative programs and services, persons with disabilities are at- \ taining positions of leadership and responsibility throughout American society: in government and business, in science and education—wherever there is an opportunity or a need. The accomplishments of Americans who have benefitted from rehabilitation are the catalyst for continuing efforts to develop a wider array of rehabilitative services and to promote improved coordination among human services agencies in both the public and private sectors. In honor of Americans with disabilities who are achieving their goals through rehabilitation and in recognition of the professionals and volunteers who serve in this important field, the Congress, by Public Law 102-362, has designated the week of September 13 through September 19, 1992, as "National Rehabilitation 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 September 13 through September 19, 1992, as National Rehabilitation Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this week with appropriate programs and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of September, 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 seventeenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6468 of September 2, 1992 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 1992 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation's Hispanic heritage is celebrated with an especially deep sense of pride during this 500th anniversary year of Christopher Columbus' first journey to the Americas. Today we celebrate a rich, diverse heritage that traces back to places as far-flung as Mexico and Peru. The Columbus Quincentenary thus provides a fitting historical perspective as we set aside this month in honor of the many outstanding contributions that persons of Spanish and Latin American descent have made to the United States.