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PROCLAMATIONS-MAY 9, 20 , 1942 South Africa, Yugoslavia-knowing that only in the strength and valor of our unswerving unity shall we find the force to bring freedom and peace to mankind. I direct the officials of the Federal Government, and I request the officials of the State and local governments, to have our colors dis- played on all government buildings on Flag Day, and I urge the people of the United States to fly the American flag from their homes in honor of the Nation's mothers and their valiant sons in the service, and to arrange, where feasible, for joint displays of the emblems of the freedom-loving nations 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 9 th day of May, 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. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary of State ESTABLISHING PADRE ISLAND SEA RANGE AREA AND PRESCRIBING REGULATIONS FOR THE CONTROL THEREOF May 20, 1942 [No. 2557] Establishment of Padre Island Sea Range Area; regula- tions. Permission required for entry, etc. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the United States is now at war, and the establishment of the sea range area hereinafter described is essential in the interests of national defense: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, do hereby establish and pro- claim the following-described area as the Padre Island Sea Range Area, and prescribe the following regulations for the control thereof: PADRE ISLAND SEA RANGE AREA All waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the Coast of Texas and of the Laguna Madre from the contour of extreme high water as shown on the latest U. S . Coast and Geodetic Survey Charts within the area described as follows: Waters of the Gulf of Mexico between Latitude 26045' North and Latitude 25057'30" North, adjacent to Padre Island, Brazos Island and the Coast of Texas south thereof, and extending easterly 25 miles into the Gulf of Mexico; and all waters of Laguna Madre south of Latitude 26045 ' North. REGULATIONS FOR THE CONTROL OF PADRE ISLAND SEA RANGE AREA 1. At no time shall vessels or other craft be navigated within such area unless specific permission therefor is first obtained, in the manner prescribed by him, from the Secretary of War or from the officer designated by him. Although such permission has been obtained, a vessel entering or navigating the waters of the Padre Island Sea Range Area does so at its own risk, and shall obey all 1958 [56 STAT.