104 STAT. 5432 PROCLAMATION 6213—OCT. 24, 1990 During the past year they have thrown off the heavy yoke of communism and begun to enter the community of free nations. Under the leadership of Eastern Europe's first non-Communist government in more than 40 years, they have been working to build a new economic order to break the cycle of impoverishment and decline imposed by nearly half a century of totalitarian rule. The United States wholeheartedly supports Poland's democratic transition and her people's ongoing efforts to establish a pluralistic society and free market economy. In addition to direct financial aid, the United States has launched a series of initiatives designed to encourage private sector investment in Poland and to promote the growth of market institutions in that country. In May, I proudly announced the decision to create the Citizens Democracy Corps, whose first mission is to establish a center and clearinghouse for American private sector assistance and voluntary activities in Eastern Europe. Moreover, throughout the past several months, U.S. Government officials, as well as business and labor leaders, have traveled to Poland to share their expertise and to help establish cooperative ventures in areas such as agriculture, business management, and financial services. Polish Americans are especially proud of the positive developments that have been taking place in their ancestral homeland, and rightly so. During this Polish American Heritage Month, we celebrate both their unique ethnic identity and the enduring ties that unite all Americans with the courageous, freedom-loving people of Poland. The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 289, has designated October 1990 as "Polish American Heritage Month" and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this month. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 1990 as Polish American Heritage Month. I urge all Americans to join their fellow citizens of Polish descent in observance of this month. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty- third day of October, 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 6213 of October 24, 1990 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 1990 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For most Americans, home is, as it should be, a beloved place of refuge, a place where one can enjoy the unconditional love and acceptance of his or her family as well as physical comfort and security. Tragically, however, for far too many of our citizens the blessings of home and family are marred by domestic violence.