Proclamation 5593 -- National Year of the Teacher and National Teacher Appreciation Day
the President of the
When Henry Adams wrote, ``A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops,'' he expressed a sentiment that any student could share. Teachers help us learn to read, to write, and to count -- and how to study. By word and example, teachers impart moral and civic values. During our most formative and impressionable years, teachers help us understand ourselves and the world around us.
Our teachers in public and private schools, from preschool through elementary, secondary, and beyond, deserve the gratitude of our Nation for their wisdom, sacrifice, community service, and devotion to their students. Teachers prepare us for the future; and anyone who today works, dreams, imagines, creates, and contributes to the well-being of our country can thank devoted teachers who provided help, knowledge, and inspiration along the way.
memory of a very special teacher inspires us: Sharon Christa McAuliffe, a
dedicated teacher who, along with the other crew members of CHALLENGER, lost
her life on
Congress, by Public Law 99 - 480, has designated September 1986 through May
1987 as ``National Year of the Teacher'' and
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of
December, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
with the Office of the Federal Register, ,