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PROCLAMATIONS-NOV. 11 , 17, 1942 Observance of Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day as days of prayer. 55 Stat. 862 . 6U.S.C., Supp.I, I 87b. It is fitting that we recall now the reverent words of George Wash- ington, "Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection", and that every American in his own way lift his voice to Heaven. I recommend that all of us bear in mind this great Psalm: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteous- ness for his name's sake. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." Inspired with faith and courage by these words, let us turn again to the work that confronts us in this time of national emergency: in the armed services and the merchant marine; in factories and offices; on farms and in the mines; on highways, railways and airways; in other places of public service to the Nation; and in our homes. NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America, do hereby invite the attention of the people to the joint resolution of Congress approved December 26, 1941, which designates the fourth Thursday in November of each year as Thanksgiving Day; and I request that both Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1942, and New Year's Day, January 1, 1943, be observed in prayer publicly and privately. 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 eleventh day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-two, [SEAL] and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-seventh. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: COITDI,IL, IIT LL iSccrttary of State. SIXTH REGISTRATION November 17. 1942 [No. 2572] 50U.S.C., app. S§301-318; Supp. I , § 302-315. Ante, pp. 369, 386, 724, 1018. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 885), as amended by the Act of December 20, 1941 (55 Stat. 844), contains, in part, the following provisions: "SEC. 2. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, it shall be the duty of every male citizen of the United States, and of every other male person residing in the United States, who, on the day or days fixed for the first or any subsequent registration, is between the ages of eighteen and sixty-five, to present himself for and 1982 [56 STAT.