Franklin D. Roosevelt

Proclamation 2598—Armistice Day, 1943

October 29, 1943

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas November 11, 1943, is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the Armistice with Germany which terminated hostilities at the close of the first World War; and

Whereas Senate Concurrent Resolution 18 of the Sixty-ninth Congress, passed June 4, 1926 (44 Stat. 1982), requests the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling for the observance of November 11 as Armistice Day; and

Whereas we can best observe that day by rededicating ourselves, with the faith and loyalty of the men who fought and died for our cause during the first World War, to those tasks which are directed toward achieving victory in the present struggle:

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 November 11, 1943, by devoting themselves whole-heartedly and with renewed fervor to every task that will contribute to the winning of the war; and I direct that the flag of the United States be displayed 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 29th day of October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-eighth.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2598—Armistice Day, 1943 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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