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104 STAT. 5268 PROCLAMATION 6125—MAY 1, 1990 get in shape and remain fit. It is essential that fitness and sports programs be made increasingly available in schools, at the workplace, and during leisure time so that our citizens will be able to experience the joys and benefits they offer. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the month of May 1990 as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. I urge all Federal, State, and local government agencies and the people of the United States to observe the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fourteenth. GEORGE BUSH Editorial note: For the President's remarks of May 1, 1990, on signing Proclamation 6124, see the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (vol. 26, p. 685). Proclamation 6125 of May 1, 1990 Law Day, U.S.A., 1990 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For more than 30 years, our Nation has proudly observed May 1 as Law Day, U.S.A. On this day we pause to give thanks for America's guarantee of liberty, opportunity, and justice for all. We also rededicate ourselves to upholding that great promise. In so doing, we honor all those who have labored—and often sacrificed—to win and protect our freedom and to preserve individual rights and the rule of law throughout the United States. Our Nation's Founding Fathers knew that the rule of law and, indeed, the strength of our Nation itself are advanced through the protection of individual rights. The most fundamental of these rights are eloquently affirmed in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." In 1789, members of the first Congress demonstrated their determination to defend these rights when they passed and submitted to the States for ratification the first ten amendments to the Constitution. These amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. No more noble, concise, and just statement of the proper relationship of citizens to their government has ever before or since been enacted into law. This is a time of great change in our Nation and our world. As we begin the new decade, fledgling democracies in other countries mirror our ideals of liberty and justice for all. The blessings of liberty have