National Child's Day

As the nation was made aware this past week (and again this week) of the vile, cruel, inappropriate liberties taken with children by those in high places, it is timely that President Obama releases a proclamation, making November 20, 2011 Child's Day.

Here is an excerpt below.

On National Child's Day, we remember that the promise of
a brighter tomorrow is fulfilled by what we do for our children
As Americans, all of us share in the responsibility to
do our utmost to give our children the love, safety, and
protection that will nourish their development as healthy and
productive individuals. Let us kindle in them the hunger for
knowledge, the courage to follow their dreams, and the spirit
to pursue possibility wherever it may lead.

United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in
me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do
hereby proclaim November 20, 2011, as National Child's Day.
I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate
activities, programs, and ceremonies, and to rededicate
ourselves to creating the bright future we want for our
Nation's children.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
eighteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord
two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the
United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.


While the jist of the Proclamation focuses on child health and education, everyone should share in the responsibility to protect a child's physical and mental health as well.

Read the entire proclamation here.

Moving video. Canadians claim they value children.

NCAA actually should take action against Peen (no typo here) State.