Obama proclaims June Great Outdoors Month, National Oceans Month

June 2011 News
WASHINGTON - President Obama recently signed proclamations designating June as Great Outdoors Month and National Oceans Month. 

"Both proclamations are an exceptional recognition for the value of our nation's waterways and reinforce the vital role fishing and boating play in strengthening the U.S. economy and providing a means for Americans to 'explore, play and grow together," the National Marine Manufacturers Association said in a statement. 

In his proclamation of Great Outdoors Month, Obama says, "This month, let each of us resolve to protect our great outdoors; discover their wonders; and share them with our friends, our neighbors, and our children." 

To read the complete proclamations, click below. 

Great Outdoors Month Proclamation 
National Oceans Month Proclamation 
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