Proclamation 2604—Thomas Alva Edison Day, 1944
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas Thomas Alva Edison immeasurably enriched our way of living by the products of his incomparable genius;
Whereas we are proud to include the name of this modest inventor in the long roll of American benefactors of the human race; and
Whereas the President of the United States is authorized and requested by a joint resolution approved February 9, 1944, to issue a proclamation designating February 11, 1944, as Thomas Alva Edison Day;
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate February 11, 1944, as Thomas Alva Edison Day; I call upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on that day; and I invite the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies.
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 9th day of February, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-eighth.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2604—Thomas Alva Edison Day, 1944 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357803