Proclamation 2280—National Maritime Day, 1938
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas in commemoration of the first successful transoceanic voyage made under steam propulsion by the steamship The Savannah, which set sail from Savannah, Georgia, on May 22, 1819, Public Resolution 7, approved May 20, 1933 (48 Stat. 73), provides:
That May 22 of each year shall hereafter be designated and known as National Maritime Day, and the President is authorized and requested annually to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such National Maritime Day by displaying the flag at their homes or other suitable places and Government officials to display the flag on all Government buildings on May 22 of each year.
And Whereas May 22, 1938, falls on a Sunday;
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the people of the United States to observe Monday, May 23, 1938, as National Maritime Day by displaying the flag at their homes or other suitable places, and do direct Government officials to display the flag on all Government buildings on 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 25th day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-second.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2280—National Maritime Day, 1938 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357511