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106 STAT. 5250 PROCLAMATION 6424—APR. 28, 1992 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 week of September 20 through September 26, 1992, as National Farm Safety Week. I urge all those who live and work on our Nation's farms and ranches to make health and safety an integral part of their daily activities. I call on organizations that serve agricultural workers and their families to sponsor or to support rural health and safety programs, and I encour- ^ age all Americans to observe this week with appropriate activities as an expression of our gratitude for the many contributions that men and women in agriculture make to our individual and collective well-being. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty- fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and sixteenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6424 of April 28, 1992 Loyalty Day, 1992 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The United States has endured and prospered because it is founded on the ideals of freedom, equal opportunity, and justice—ideals worthy of the abiding faith and fidelity of our people. Unlike the May Day parades and marches that many totalitarian regimes once orchestrated among their citizens—hollow shows of unity and devotion that have died along with imperial communism—our observance of Loyalty Day has remained a cherished American tradition. On this occasion, we reaffirm our belief in the God-given dignity and worth of the individual and in each human being's equal and unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This year's observance of Loyalty Day has added significance as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pledge of Allegiance. Its original author, Francis Bellamy of The Youth's Companion magazine, said that he strived to compose a salute to our flag that would "embody the fundamental idea of patriotic citizenship, comprehending in broadest lines the spirit of our history and the deepest aim of our National life." Clearly, he succeeded. When we recite the Pledge and promise our allegiance to this "one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all," we reaffirm the great spiritual and moral heritage of the United States, the importance of our Union, and the noble vision to which it is dedicated. The Pledge of Allegiance expresses in words the loyalty and love of country that millions of Americans demonstrate, each day, through acts of patriotism and service. By honoring their vow to uphold our Constitution, elected officials, law enforcement officers, judges, and other public employees demonstrate their appreciation for the blessings of liberty and their determination to help preserve them. Parents, teachers, veterans, and civic association members show loyalty to our coun-