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Proclamation 3334—Red Cross Month, 1960

February 05, 1960

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the American National Red Cross, acting under congressional charter, provides welfare services to the armed forces, veterans, and their families, and ministers to the needs of disaster victims both at home and abroad; and

Whereas, through its first aid and safety services, blood program, nursing program, youth programs, and other community services, the Red Cross contributes to the general health and welfare of the American people; and

Whereas, by helping to promote cooperative action among the eighty-four national Red Cross societies comprising the League of Red Cross Societies, the American Red Cross is a major instrument for strengthening the bonds of humanitarian service among the peoples of the world; and

Whereas, throughout its years of generous and effective work in our land, the Red Cross has relied solely on the voluntary support of our citizens in carrying out its many responsibilities:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the American National Red Cross, do hereby designate March 1960 as Red Cross Month; and I urge all Americans to support the Red Cross as an instrument of their charitable concern for their neighbors in need.

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 fifth day of February in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty, 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 3334—Red Cross Month, 1960 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307537

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