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107 STAT. 2642 PROCLAMATION 6546—APR. 17, 1993 should renew their commitment to fulfilling our forefathers' vision of an inter-America system. The hemisphere of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, of Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin, establishes an example of freedom for the rest of the world. With democracy as the cornerstone of a new working partnership, we can achieve a revolutionary level of cooperation among the countries of America. NOW, THEREFORE. I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, April 14, 1993, as "Pan American Day" and the week of April 11 through April 17, 1993, as "Pan American Week." I urge the Governors of the 50 States, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and officials of other areas under the flag of the United States of Amer- ) ica to honor these observances with appropriate ceremonies and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety- three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hiuidred and seventeenth. WILLIAM J. CLINTON Proclamation 6546 of April 17, 1993 National Volunteer Week, 1993 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The spirit of service is embodied in the people of America. With the knowledge that each of us benefits when we all work together, and with the willingness to act on that knowledge, we have always strived to bring out the best in ourselves and in our country. This tradition of service sustains and defines oiir citizenship and ova democracy. Our shared institutions and values unite this country and make it great. None of these runs deeper than the spirit of service. As they have throughout history, volunteers today are lifting up America. Millions of citizens are giving of themselves to help provide a better future for all Americans. The many forms of service are as diverse as the American people: a homemaker organizing a neighborhood patrol, a retired firefighter becoming a foster grandparent, a teenager volunteering in a health clinic, or a small child designing a recycling program. A uniquely American spirit unites all of these efforts. In our smallest counties and in our largest cities—in every community across the land—citizens are renewing America through service. Alone, any one effort can make a significant impact. Together, they can change our country forever—^not only through the material improvements they create but also through the spiritual transformation they foster. This week, then, it is fitting that we honor the millions of people who devote themselves to helping others. But this year, let us do more than