Proclamation 3258—Visit the United States of America Year
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas travel is an important element in the development of greater international understanding and thus tends to promote international peace; and
Whereas visitors from other lands have traditionally found in the United States a friendly welcome from a people whose primary concern is for peaceful accomplishments in their economic, social, and cultural life; and
Whereas the citizens of this Nation are desirous of sharing with our world neighbors the pleasure and adventure of visiting our country and of viewing its natural beauties, its cities and villages, and its historic shrines; and
Whereas special preparations are being made by both private and public agencies to encourage and facilitate travel to and within the United States during the year 1960:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do proclaim the year 1960 as Visit the United States of America Year; 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 preparation for, and observance of, that year.
I also urge business, labor, agricultural, educational, and civic groups, as well as the people of the United States generally, to observe 1960 as Visit the United States of America Year with exhibits, ceremonies, and other appropriate activities designed to forward the purpose of promoting international understanding and world peace.
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 twenty-sixth day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-third.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
JOHN FOSTER DULLES,
Secretary of State
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3258—Visit the United States of America Year Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307743