Proclamation 2229—Army Day
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas Senate Concurrent Resolution 5, 75th Congress, 1st Session, provides:
That April 6 of each year be recognized by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America as Army Day, and that the President of the United States be requested, as Commander in Chief, to order military units throughout the United States to assist civic bodies in appropriate celebration to such extent as he may deem advisable; to issue a proclamation each year declaring April 6 as Army Day, and in such proclamations to invite the Governors of the various States to issue Army Day proclamations: Provided, That in the event April 6 falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be recognized as Army Day.
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, pursuant to the above Concurrent Resolution, do hereby declare April 6, 1937, Army Day, and I invite the Governors of the several States to issue Army Day proclamations; and, acting under the authority vested in me as Commander in Chief, I order military units throughout the United States, its Territories and possessions, to assist civic bodies in the appropriate observance of that day.
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 29th day of March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2229—Army Day Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357467