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PROCLAMATION 6526-JAN. 24, 1993 107 STAT. 2617 "transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood." We must always remember that the essence of our democracy is the recognition that we are imited in a common purpose, working toward a common good. In renewing our commitment to fellowship throughout ovtx great Nation, we recall the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, who said on the occasion of his first inaugural address, "Let us, then, fellow citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things." NOW, THEREFORE. I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 22, 1993, a National Day of Fellowship and Hope and call upon the citizens of this great Nation to reflect on their obligations to tiieir fellow Americans and look forward to the challenges of the new year with a spirit of hope. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereimto set my hand this twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety- three, and of ihe Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventeenth. WILLIAM J. CLINTON Proclamation 6526 of January 24, 1993 Death of Thurgood Marshall By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Thurgood Marshall, an African-American born and reared in segregated America, was a fundamental force of change in this Nation. Perhaps no other American lawyer has had more impact on the current meaning and content of the U.S. Constitution. As the leading attorney for the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Education Fund, Justice Marshall's twenty-nine victories before the U.S. Supreme Comt breathed life into the text of the Fourteenth Amendment and guaranteed all Americans equality and liberty in their individual choices concerning voting, housing, education, and travel. As an appeals court judge, the Solicitor General of the United States and, finally, Supreme Coiut Justice, he worked tirelessly to expand and protect his vision of justice for America. As our Nation begins to chart its course for the next centiuy, it is fitting that we pause to honor and remember the courageous, purposeful life of Thiugood Marshall. As a mark of respect for the memory of Thurgood Marshall, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, I hereby order by the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by section 175 of title 36 of the United States Code, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and groimds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on