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Proclamation 2969—World Trade Week 1952

March 29, 1952

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the right to trade freely is one of the marks of free people and an expression of their liberty; and

Whereas the international exchange of goods and services by the free countries promotes mutual understanding and respect among them, thus strengthening the bonds of common interest which unit them; and

Whereas world trade on the part of the free nations helps to raise the standards of living of their people, as well as to strengthen their defense in this time of crisis and to achieve the political stability necessary for international peace:

Now, Therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning May 18, 1952, as World Trade Week; and I request the appropriate officials of the Federal Government and of the several States, Territories, possessions, and municipalities of the United States to cooperate in the observance of that week.

I also urge business, labor, agricultural, educational, and civic groups, as well as the people of the United States generally, to observe World Trade Week with gatherings, discussions, exhibits, ceremonies, and other appropriate activities.

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 March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-sixth.

Signature of Harry S. Truman


By the President:


Secretary of State.

Harry S Truman, Proclamation 2969—World Trade Week 1952 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/287475

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