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PROCLAMATION 6556—MAY 1, 1993 107 STAT. 2653 and employment. In all of these endeavors, our laws will play a critical role. On this day, we cannot ignore the criticisms aimed at our legal system and the calls for changes in it. I share the view that our legal system needs reform. But even as we undertake these reforms, we should never forget that it is our legal system that is the envy of the world. As the nations around the globe emerge from the long, dark days of the past into the new lig]bt of freedom, it is to our laws, our courts, our private bars—our legal institutions—^that they look for inspiration. This should be a soiux:e of enormous pride for all lawyers and for all Americans. From the days of our Nation's founding, the torch of freedom has been passed from one generation to the next. Today we hold it higher, and it bums more brightly than ever. Democracies around the world, new and old, look to us to lead the way. The law of our land stands as a beacon of hope for these people and for those still yearning to be free. The timnoil in various pails of the world attests to the need to promote respect for international law and to strengthen international institutions for the protection of international peace and security and of human rights. My Administration will also pursue those objectives. NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20 of April 7, 1961, do hereby proclaim May 1, 1993, as "Law Day, U.S.A." I urge the people of the United States to use this occasion to reflect on our heritage of freedom, to familiarize themselves with their rights and responsibilities, and to aid others seeking to affirm their rights under law. I call upon the legal profession, civic associations, educators, librarians, public officials, and the media to promote the observance of this day through appropriate programs and activities. I also call upon public officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on Law Day, U.S.A. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of owe Lord nineteen hundred and ninety- three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventeenth. WILLIAM J. CLINTON Proclamation 6556 of May 1, 1993 Loyalty Day, 1993 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation "Loyalty Day" is an occasion on which we reaffirm our allegiance to out coamtry and our devotion to the ideals on which it was founded. Oiu: government "by the people" respects and protects the natural rights and freedoms of all citizens, without favor, and deserves our abiding fidelity.