Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 56 Part 2.djvu/870

This page needs to be proofread.

Apr. 27, 1942 PROCLAMATIONS-Apr, 1942 May 9,1942 WHEREAS it is fitting that public recognition be given to the patriotism and courage of the officers and men of the cargo ships in the Victory Fleet, and to the men in the shipyards and factories whose labor and genius go into their construction: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the people of the United States to observe May 22, 1942, as National Maritime Day by displaying the flag at their homes or other suitable places and do direct that the flag be displayed on all Government buildings on that day. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 27 th day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-two, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-sixth. By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary of State Observance of May 22, 1942 as National Maritime Day. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT FLAG DAY, 1942 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA May 9,1942 [No. 2556] A PROCLAMATION For many years it has been our American custom to set aside June 14 in honor of the flag, the emblem of our freedom, our strength, and our unity as an independent nation under God. Now we are fighting in the greatest cause the world has known. We are fighting to free the people of this earth from the most powerful, the most ruthless, the most savage enemy the world has ever seen. We are dedicating all that we have and all that we are to the combat. We will not stop this side of victory. We as a nation are not fighting alone. In this planetary war we are a part of a great whole: we are fighting shoulder to shoulder with the valiant peoples of the United Nations, the massed, angered forces of common humanity. Unless all triumph, all will fail. For these reasons it is fitting that on our traditional Flag Day we honor not only our own colors but also the flags of those who have, with us, signed the Declaration by United Nations, paying homage to 5 stat l o0. those nations awaiting liberation from the tyranny we all oppose, to those whose lands have escaped the scars of battle, to those who have long been heroically fighting in the blaze and havoc of war. It is also fitting in this time of stress that we express our devotion to our courageous mothers, many of whom are sending out their sons to do battle with the enemy and all of whom are so loyally contributing to the waging of the war on the home front. NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President 4Ob,9va fJ of the United States of America, do hereby ask that on Flag Day, June 14, 1942, the people of our Nation honor the peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, China, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica,

  • Cuba, Czechoslovakia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Greece,

Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Poland, the Union of 56 STAT.] 1957