THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate the great
contributions of Caribbean Americans to the fabric of our Nation, and we
pay tribute to the common culture and bonds of friendship that unite the
United States and the Caribbean countries.
Our Nation has thrived as a country of immigrants, and we are more
vibrant and hopeful because of the talent, faith, and values of
Caribbean Americans. For centuries, Caribbean Americans have enriched
our society and added to the strength of America. They have been
leaders in government, sports, entertainment, the arts, and many other
During the month of June, we also honor the friendship between the
States and the Caribbean countries. We are united by our common values
and shared history, and I join all Americans in celebrating the rich
Caribbean heritage and the many ways in which Caribbean Americans have
helped shape this Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2006 as
Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I encourage all Americans to learn
more about the history of Caribbean Americans and their contributions to
WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of June, in the year
of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United
States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH