Time and again, America faces
crises that test our readiness and challenge our resolve -- from natural
disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods to shootings, cyber incidents,
and even acts of terrorism. While my Administration is working tirelessly to
avert national tragedies, it is every American's responsibility to be prepared.
By planning for emergencies, individuals can protect themselves and their
families while also contributing to their communities' resilience. During
National Preparedness Month, we refocus our efforts on readying ourselves, our
families, our neighborhoods, and our Nation for any crisis we may face.
My Administration is committed
to preparing our country for the full range of threats. In the face of an
emergency, we will continue to cut through red tape and bolster coordination.
At my direction, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will launch a
comprehensive campaign to build and sustain national preparedness with private
sector, non-profit, and community leaders and all levels of government. The
campaign will be based on science, research and development, public outreach,
and broad participation. It will aim to inspire Americans of all ages to
increase their preparedness by moving from awareness to action.
Over this past year, ordinary
Americans have stepped up in moments of trial and tragedy to perform real acts
of heroism. Despite the brave actions of first responders across America,
neighbors and friends are often the first on the scene after an emergency, and
circumstances can call anyone to become a hero. This year's National Preparedness
Month theme, "You Can Be the Hero," asks all Americans to ready
themselves to assist in case of emergency. Anyone can improve their
preparedness by making or reviewing emergency plans with their family and by
building a disaster kit with food, water, and essential supplies. Visit
www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov to see which types of disasters are most likely
for your area and learn more about what you can do to prepare.
This month, as we reflect on
challenges to our communities, regions, and our Nation, we continue to lend our
support to recovery efforts, and we honor our first responders by doing our
part to build a more resilient America.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK
OBAMA, President of the 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 September 2013
as National Preparedness Month. I encourage all Americans to recognize the
importance of preparedness and work together to enhance our national security,
resilience, and readiness.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of August, in the year of our Lord two
thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the
two hundred and thirty-eighth.
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The 29th Annual Inaugural Ceremonies
Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of the New York State
Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg
The Mayor of the City of New York
Honorable Richard A. Brown
District Attorney Queens County
Honorable Raymond W. Kelly
Police Commissioner City of New York
The Asian American Council
Michael S. Limb
Together we can become more
Innovative, Adaptive and Creative
In solving today’s problems
Reception committee Co-Chairmen
01) Tomiko Abe Co-Chairman of the Tokyo Chapter of the AAC
02) Dr. Louis Fujimoto Chairman of the Japanese Affairs Committee
03) James Fan Director of the Chinese Affairs Committee
04) David Ignacio, Esq. Chairman of the Filipino Affairs Committee
05) Richie Ian Chairman of the Caribbean Affairs Committee
06) Mohummad Iqubal Chairman of the International Affairs Committee
07) Lisa Su Li Chairman of the Inter Governmental Affairs Committee
08) Young Chul Lee Co-Chairman of the Korean Affairs Queens Committee
09) Qasim Majeed Chairman of the Event Committee
10) Pea Young Ho Co-Chairman of the Korean Business Affairs Committee
11) Jae Hack Sin Co-Chairman of the Korean Business Affairs Committee
12) James Sheng Director of the Chinese Business Affairs Committee
13) Gun Soo Youn Chairman of the Korean Affairs Committee
14) Wu, Kuan He Chairman of the Chinese Business Affairs Queens Committee
15) Oshell Oh Communication Director of the International Affairs Committee
16) Rafael Flores Director of Central America Affair Committee
The Asian American Council
Request the Honor of Your Presence
The Twenty Ninth Annual Inaugural Ceremonies
Anniversary Dinner Reception
Oct. 23rd, 2013
Good Fortune Restaurant (Former East Manor) Banquet Hall
46-45 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11355
Cocktail Reception at 6:00 P.M.
Official Anniversary Ceremony at 7:00 P.M.
Dinner Reception at 8:00 P.M.
Michael S. Limb
The Asian American Council Website: AsianAmericanCouncil.org