Message to King Haakon VII of Norway on the 50th Anniversary of His Reign.
[Released November 24, 1955. Dated November 17, 1955]
Dear King Haakon:
On the fiftieth anniversary of your reign it gives me pleasure, on behalf of the people of the United States, to send to Your Majesty cordial felicitations and best wishes. The close relationship which we in this country enjoy with the people of Norway helps us understand how much this anniversary means to them. We share in their rejoicing.
It is indeed inspiring to contemplate the wise and steadfast influence which Your Majesty has exerted for half a century. Your courageous leadership has won for you great esteem both at home and abroad.
Please accept this expression of my hope for your good health and of my warmest regard.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
His Majesty Haakon VII
King of Norway
Note: This message was released at Gettysburg, Pa.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Message to King Haakon VII of Norway on the 50th Anniversary of His Reign. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/233753