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Proclamation 3281—National Farm Safety Week, 1959

April 17, 1959

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the continued well-being and economic progress of our rural families are vital to the strength of the Nation; and

Whereas accidents each year bring suffering and hardship to many rural inhabitants of our land and constitute a serious problem throughout the national community; and

Whereas programs of safety education and information have demonstrated their effectiveness in preventing accidents in the fields, in the homes, and on the highways and have greatly reduced the needless loss of life and property:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the people of the Nation to observe the week beginning July 19, 1959, as National Farm Safety Week, and I urge farm families and persons allied with agriculture to join their efforts in a continuing campaign to prevent accidents. I also request all persons and organizations concerned for the welfare of farm people to support and participate in National Farm Safety Week.

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 seventeenth day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-third.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3281—National Farm Safety Week, 1959 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307803

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