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Proclamation 2690—National Farm Safety Week, 1946

April 27, 1946

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas an increased supply of food is vitally needed to promote peace and happiness in the postwar world; and

Whereas farm accidents rob the nation of thousands of lives and millions of dollars worth of food and other property each year; and

Whereas experience in previous observances of National Farm Safety Week has clearly shown the necessity and benefits of a coordinated and constant educational farm-safety program:

Now, Therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the Nation to observe the week commencing July 21, 1946, as National Farm Safety Week.

And I request all persons and organizations concerned with agriculture and farm life to do everything in their power to discover and publish the facts about farm accidents, and to develop practical safety programs which farm people everywhere can translate into direct action against hazards which daily threaten their lives and happiness. As a start, I specifically suggest that the farm people of the country observe National Farm Safety Week by resolving to eliminate at least one hazard a day until their farms are as safe as they can possibly make them.

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 27th day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventieth.

Signature of Harry S. Truman


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State.

Harry S Truman, Proclamation 2690—National Farm Safety Week, 1946 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/287812

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