PROCLAMATION 6479—SEPT. 26, 1992 106 STAT. 5409 cinated preschoolers through education programs aimed at parents, through the integration of services, and through the enlistment of teachers, local health clinics, and other concerned individuals and organizations. All of us who care about children—especially parents and grandparents but also educators, public officials, and health care providers— must renew our commitment to ensuring that every American preschooler is protected through age-appropriate immunizations. Doing so is vital to the well-being of our children and to the future of our Nation. The Congress, by joint resolution approved May 18, 1928, as amended (36 U.S.C. 143), has called for the designation of the first Monday in October as "Child Health Day" and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 5, 1992, as Child Health Day. I urge all Americans to join me in renewing our commitment to protecting the lives of this Nation's youngest citizens. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty- sixth day of September, 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 seventeenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6479 of September 26, 1992 Leif Erikson Day, 1992 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation When we Americans commemorate the voyages of Leif Erikson, the daring Norse navigator who explored the North American coast some 1,000 years ago, we celebrate the enduring spirit of discovery—a spirit that is leading us to ever new frontiers in learning and commerce. As we remember "Leif the Lucky," the brave son of Iceland and grandson of Norway, we also celebrate the close, cordial ties that exist between the United States and the Nordic countries. Those ties have been strengthened and enriched over the years by the outstanding contributions of Nordic-Americans, who take special interest in this annual observance of Leif Erikson Day. Last year descendants of early Norse explorers reenacted the voyages of Leif Erikson by sailing replicas of Viking ships from Norway to Iceland, Greenland, and North America. The success of this tribute to "1,000 Years of Discovery" rekindled feelings of friendship on both sides of the Atlantic and reaffirmed our admiration for all those who continue to chart new realms of knowledge and human endeavor— from pioneers in science and technology to the courageous peoples who, for the first time in decades or perhaps for the first time ever, are beginning to reap the rewards of democracy and free enterprise.