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Proclamation 2896—Independence Day, 1950

June 27, 1950

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

With deep appreciation of the blessings of liberty which we enjoy, as we again prepare to celebrate the ever-significant anniversary of our Declaration of independence on the Fourth of July, and

In special recognition of the sesquicentennial year of our National Capital, which marks the progress achieved during the one hundred and fifty years since the establishment of the permanent seat of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia in the year 1800,

I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do urge all our citizens to participate in appropriate ceremonies and celebrations on Tuesday, July 4, 1950, designed to demonstrate our belief in the democratic government of free people and in those institutions which are the source of liberty, happiness, and freedom of thought and action.

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 June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-fourth.

Signature of Harry S. Truman


By the President:


Secretary of State.

Harry S. Truman, Proclamation 2896—Independence Day, 1950 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/287381

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