Proclamation 3742—National Civil Air Patrol Day
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas December 1, 1966, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol; and
Whereas the Civil Air Patrol has since its inception worked devotedly and with distinction for the development of aviation and the maintenance of air supremacy; and
Whereas the civilian volunteers of the Civil Air Patrol have given unstintingly of their time, their skills, their personal resources, and even their lives—most notably in the performance of search and rescue missions—to assist in meeting local and national emergencies and disasters; and
Whereas the Civil Air Patrol provides an outstanding example of the voluntary contribution of private citizens to the public welfare; and
Whereas the Congress has chartered the Civil Air Patrol, and has designated it as a volunteer civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force; and
Whereas it is appropriate that public recognition be given to the invaluable service voluntarily rendered to this Nation by the Civil Air Patrol:
Now, Therefore, I, Lyndon B. Johnson, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate December 1, 1966, as National Civil Air Patrol Day; and I call upon all of our citizens to observe that day with ceremonies and activities appropriate to the silver anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol.
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 sixth day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-first.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
By the President:
Secretary of State
Lyndon B. Johnson, Proclamation 3742—National Civil Air Patrol Day Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/306041