Write to the President
What is a Presidential Proclamation?
A Presidential Proclamation is a special document signed by the President that recognizes a commemorative day, week, or month.
A President will only issue a proclamation when A LOT of U.S citizens send in request letters…the more, the better! Clinton was the first and only President to recognize American Eagle Day in 1995. Presidential Proclamations do not automatically renew from year to year and have to be annually re-proclaimed unless required by the U.S. Congress. In addition to making a 2019 Proclamation request to the President, make sure to Write to Congress to help us achieve a Congressional Resolution that will require the President to proclaim it year after year.
Before you begin: Make sure you have a current version of Adobe Reader running on your computer. This can be downloaded and installed here.
Talk to your students/kids/scouts and tell them about American Eagle Day!
Complete our Teacher/Leader Presidential Proclamation Request Packet.
Click here to download. Complete. Save, print, sign, and photocopy OR use a digital signature.
Have you students/kids write lots of letters!
Download and Print our Kids Coloring & Letter Kit. Older kids may choose to write an actual letter….just make sure they ask the President to proclaim June 20th as “American Eagle Day” (not Bald Eagle Day).
Take a fun photograph of your submission material with your students/kids and email us so we can feature it on our website!
Make sure to tell us which state you’re from.
Share the photograph on social media and hashtag #americaneagleday. Encourage your friends to visit eagles.org and participate as well! Tag the President and the American Eagle Foundation!
Mail your Proclamation Request Packet and kids’ letters (as well as any fun photos of your kids writing their letters) to the President in a Large Envelope!
President Donald Trump
c/o Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Send a photocopy to the Secretary of the Interior (Trump Cabinet Member).
Secretary of the Interior
US Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240