President Donald Trump declares next week 'national character counts week' according to USA Today. It will be celebrated during the week of October 15, 2017 to October 21, 2017 in a tradition that goes back to President Bill Clinton.
"We celebrate National Character Counts Week because few things are more important than cultivating strong character in all our citizens, especially our young people," Trump said. "As parents, educators, and civic and church leaders, we must always work to cultivate strength of character in our Nation's youth." "Character can be hard to define, but we see it in every day acts — raising and providing for a family with loving devotion, working hard to make the most of an education, and giving back to devastated communities," the statement continues. "Character is forged around kitchen tables, built in civic organizations, and developed in houses of worship."