Just Sayin’: Presidential Proclamation
I for one, don’t get why there are annual special months recognized by presidential proclamation. U.S. law provides for the declaration of selected public observances by the President of the United States as designated by Congress or by the discretion of the President.
Generally the President will provide a statement about the purpose and significance of the observance, and call on the people of the United States to observe the day “with appropriate ceremonies and activities”. These events are typically to honor or commemorate a public issue or social cause, ethnic group, historic event or noted individual.
In case you need to know, according to Wikipedia, here are October’s special observances:
- October: National Information Literacy Awareness Month
- October: Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month
- October: Country Music Month
- October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- October: National Arts & Humanities Month
- October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
- October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month
- October: National Energy Awareness Month