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107 STAT. 2578 PROCLAMATION 6507—NOV. 10, 1992 veterans, as hundreds of communities also offered a special salute to those who were all too often denied a hero's welcome some 25 years ago. Today, as they commemorate the 10th anniversary of our Nation's memorial to their fallen comrades, Vietnam veterans stand proud—and rightfully so. Let all of us join them in remembering those of their comrades who never made it home—^those who fell in the line of duty and those who are still missing. The United States has never forgotten our POWs/MIAs, and we remain fully committed to obtaining the fullest possible accounting for each of them. On this occasion we offer a special salute to their brave families, who have kept faith with America's missing service members and civilians and, in so doing, reminded us of the tremendous debt that we owe to our Vietnam veterans. In honor of the Americans who served in Indochina and in grateful tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of liberty, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 318, has designated November 13, 1992, as "Vietnam Veterans Memorial 10th Anniversary Day" and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby urge all Americans to join in observing November 13, 1992, as a special day in honor of our Nation's Vietnam veterans and their fallen comrades. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of November, 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 6507 of November 10, 1992 National Adoption Week, 1992 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During this week that includes our traditional observance of Thanksgiving, Americans will pause in prayer to thank Almighty God for their many blessings—in particular, for the gifts of life, home, and family. At a time when many of us enjoy being reimited with relatives and friends, it is fitting that we also remember the more than 40,000 children in the United States who long for loving, permanent homes and families of their own. These are children who wait to be adopted. More than 50,000 children in the United States are adopted each year, and as any adult who has been blessed with an adopted child or grandchild well knows, these youngsters are as eager to give love and affection as they are to receive them. Yet, while adoption benefits everyone involved—including the biological mother who, for whatever reason, cannot care for her child and offers him a chance at Ufa in a secure, loving environment—^thousands of other children continue to wait. Among those who wait are children with special needs: older children.