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Proclamation 3644—Goddard Day

March 12, 1965

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas on March 16, 1926, Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard successfully launched the world's first liquid-fuel rocket at Auburn, Massachusetts; and

Whereas this achievement, as well as Dr. Goddard's other pioneering achievements in the theory, construction, and testing of rockets, established a foundation for the development of modern rocketry and made possible the exploration of space; and

Whereas it is appropriate that the great scientific accomplishments of Dr. Goddard should be remembered and that they should be memorialized on the anniversary of his success; and

Whereas the Congress, by an Act approved March 12, 1965, has designated March 16, 1965, as Goddard Day and has requested the President to issue a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government and the public to participate in ceremonies, meetings, and other activities held in observance of Goddard Day:

Now, Therefore, I, Lyndon B. Johnson, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon officials of the Government, and the people, of the United States, to observe March 16, 1965, with ceremonies and activities designed to commemorate the achievements of Dr. Robert H. Goddard.

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 twelfth day of March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-ninth.

Signature of Lyndon B. Johnson


By the President:


Secretary of State.

Lyndon B. Johnson, Proclamation 3644—Goddard Day Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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