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PROCLAMATION 6191—SEPT. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 5405 NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 1, 1990, as Child Health Day. I urge all Americans to join me in renewing our commitment to protecting the lives and health of all our Nation's children as we focus special attention on the needs of adolescents. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty- eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fifteenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6191 of September 28, 1990 General Pulaski Memorial Day, 1990 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Long before he gave his life for the sake of America's Independence, General Casimir Pulaski had demonstrated the depth of his devotion to the cause of liberty and human dignity. As a young count and patriot in Poland, the beloved land of his birth, Pulaski fought against tyranny and foreign domination with mirelenting courage and determination. Finally, when forced into exile, he chose to join our ancestors in their struggle for freedom and independence. Pulaski volunteered for the Continental Army, where he eventually became leader of his own cavalry unit. On October 9, 1779, while leading a charge during the siege of Savannah, General Pulaski was mortally wounded. Two days later, this loyal friend of the American Revolution and tireless champion of freedom went to his eternal rest. General Pulaski did not live to enjoy the triumph of the American Revolutionary War, but today we know that his sacrifices—and the sacrifices of all those who labored to support om* fledgling Nation in its struggle for liberty—were not made in vain. Today, more than 200 years after his death, the United States continues to be blessed with freedom, peace, and prosperity. General Pulaski's fellow Poles have thrown off the oppressive weight of commimist rule and have begun to enter the community of free nations. Like many of his contemporaries, Casimir Pulaski knew that the hopes of freedom-loving peoples around the world were invested in our Nation's great experiment in self-government. In joining the American War for Independence, he affirmed a belief we cherish to this day: because liberty is the God-given right of all men, the cause of freedom is universal. When the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are secured anywhere, they are sfrengthened and reaffirmed every- where. This October 11, as we recall the death of General Casimir Pulaski, one of the great heroes of the Revolutionary War and frrst of many individ-