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Exchange of Messages With Prime Minister Pearson on the 25th Anniversary of the Canada-U.S. Permanent Joint Board on Defense.

August 18, 1965

THE Canada-United States Permanent Joint Board on Defense has played an invaluable role in developing the close and effective cooperation of Canada and the United States in our common defense. I am confident that it will render equally signal service to the defense of our two countries in the years ahead. On this twenty-fifth anniversary of the Board, I am happy to extend my congratulations and best wishes.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON

Note: The message from Prime Minister Pearson follows:

Throughout its quarter century of dedicated service, the Canada-United States Permanent Joint Board on Defense has symbolized the spirit of friendly cooperation which characterizes relations between our two countries. Created to meet the requirements of wartime, it has continued to fulfil a valuable role in North American defense. On this, its twenty fifth anniversary, I congratulate the Board and wish it continued success.

LESTER B. PEARSON

The Permanent Joint Board on Defense was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister W. L. Mackenzie King at a meeting in Ogdensburg, N.Y., on August 17 and 18, 1940. The establishment of the Board marked the beginning of the close cooperation of Canada and the United States in their common defense.

Lyndon B. Johnson, Exchange of Messages With Prime Minister Pearson on the 25th Anniversary of the Canada-U.S. Permanent Joint Board on Defense. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/240979

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