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John F. Kennedy: Proclamation 3422 - American Education Week, 1961
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John F. Kennedy
Proclamation 3422 - American Education Week, 1961
July 25, 1961
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By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas wide knowledge and the free interchange of thought are essential to the growth and vitality of our Nation; and

Whereas our political and social institutions depend for their perpetuation and strength upon an informed, responsible, and confident people; and

Whereas we are at a time of growth in our country which gives us not only greater means for the satisfaction of our material needs but also more opportunities for the cultivation of learning and wisdom; and

Whereas it is appropriate that a special period be set aside each year to mark the importance of education and the continuing need to improve and strengthen it:

Now, Therefore, I, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the period from November 5 through November 11, 1961, as American Education Week.

I urge that all of us during that week take part, through school and community, in observances to focus attention upon the force for good which education has been and must continue to be in our national life; and that we honor our teachers and school officials for whom every week is education week.

The education of our people should be a lifelong process by which we continue to feed new vigor into the lifestream of the Nation through intelligent, reasoned decisions. Let us not think of education only in terms of its costs, but rather in terms of the infinite potential of the human mind that can be realized through education. Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our Nation.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this twenty-fifth day of July in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-sixth.


JOHN F. KENNEDY

By the President:
DEAN RUSK,
Secretary of State.



Citation: John F. Kennedy: "Proclamation 3422 - American Education Week, 1961," July 25, 1961. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=24146.
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