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Proclamation 3320—Veteran's Day, 1959

October 09, 1959

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the strength of our Nation, founded on the principle of liberty and justice for all, is dependent upon the will of our people to serve; and

Whereas those who have served in the armed forces of our country have made great sacrifices to preserve and advance our way of life, many even to the last full measure of devotion; and

Whereas the Congress by an act approved June 1, 1954 (68 Stat. 168), designated November 11, previously declared a legal holiday, as Veterans Day in honor of our veterans and as a day dedicated to the cause of world peace:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon all our citizens to observe Wednesday, November 11, 1959, as Veterans Day. On that day, let us remember the debt we owe to those men and women who, by serving in the armed forces, have borne the standard of freedom, defended the concepts upon which our forefathers conceived this Nation, and preserved our liberty.

I also direct the appropriate officials of the Government to arrange for the display of the flag of the United States on all public buildings on Veterans Day.

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 9th day of October 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-fourth.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3320—Veteran's Day, 1959 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307973

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