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PROCLAMATIONS-FEB. 18, 19, 1944 relief and rehabilitation aid, or as emergency supplies for the Terri- tories and possessions of the United States, or similar purposes, shall be considered a proper use of the flag of the United States and con- sistent with the honor and respect due to the flag. 2. If any article or product so labelled, packaged or otherwise bear- ing the flag of the United States or any representation thereof, as provided for in section 1, should, by force of circumstances, be diverted to the ordinary channels of domestic trade, no person shall be con- sidered as violating the rules and customs pertaining to the display of the flag of the United States, as set forth in the Joint Resolution approved June 22, 1942, as amended by the Joint Resolution approved December 22, 1942 (U. S . C., Supp. II, title 36, sees. 171-178) for possessing, transporting, displaying, selling, or otherwise transferring any such article or product solely because the label, package, carton, case, or other container bears the flag of the United States or any representation thereof. 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 18th day of February, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-eighth. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: E. R. STETTINIUS, Jr. Acting Secretary of State. 1127 Diversion of labeled article to domestic trade. 56 Stat. 377, 1074. 36 U. S. C., Supp. III, §§171-178. RED CROSS MONTH, 1944 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA February 19, 1944 [No. 26061 A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the war has entered a decisive stage requiring the fullest measure of individual sacrifice; WHEREAS the American National Red Cross is an auxiliary to the United States armed forces and, as such, is providing indispensable service to our troops throughout the world as well as to their families at home; WHEREAS these wartime activities, including the collection of life-saving blood for the wounded, recreation work in military hospi- tals, provision of aid to families of servicemen, shipment of food parcels to prisoners of war, production of surgical dressings, operation of over- seas clubs and recreation centers, and recruitment of Army and Navy nurses, all combine to save countless lives, restore hope, and provide comfort for our fighting men; WHEREAS, through its vast network of local chapters, this agency of our people simultaneously conducts an extensive program of training and community service, while continuing with traditional efficiency to lessen the distress of those overwhelmed by disaster; and WHEREAS this agency is wholly dependent upon individual support and personal participation and is issuing its 1944 appeal to the entire citizenship for a minimum War Fund of $200,000,000; NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America and President of the American Designation of March 1944 as "Bed Crao Month. " 58 STAT.]