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PROCLAMATIONS-FEB . 12 , 24, 1949 Designation of Red Cross Month. February 24, 1949 (No. 2828] WHEREAS the Red Cross stands at the side of our troops wherever they are stationed throughout the world, and also provides invaluable assistance to those war veterans who are still disabled or are mal- adjusted to civilian life; and WHEREAS, in order to help meet a growing post-war need, which would be multiplied in the event of a national emergency, this agency has inaugurated a national blood program intended to ensure eventu- ally the availability of life-saving blood to the entire Nation; and WHEREAS the American National Red Cross through its 3,746 chapters contributes immeasurably to the health, welfare, and safety of our people and, acting in concert with its 65 sister societies, brings material comfort to the less fortunate of other lands; and WHEREAS for the continuance of its missions of mercy in the next fiscal year the Red Cross is appealing for voluntary contributions amounting to $60,000,000: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the American National Red Cross, do hereby designate and proclaim the month of March 1949 as Red Cross Month; and I urge every citizen to respond during that month as generously as possible to the humanitarian appeal of this organization. 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 12th day of February in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-third. HARRY S TRUMAN By the President: DEAN ACHESON Secretary of State ARMY DAY, 1949 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the Army of the United States is a bulwark of the Nation's defense in war and a faithful servant of the people in time of peace; and WHEREAS, currently, tasks vital to the final establishment of a durable peace are entrusted to the Army and are being performed at home and across the seas; and WHEREAS Senate Concurrent Resolution 5, 75th Congress, 1st Session, which was agreed to by the House of Representatives on March 16, 1937 (50 Stat. 1108), provides: "That April 6 of each year be recognized by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America as Army Day, and that the President of the United States be requested, as Commander in Chief, to order military units throughout the United States to assist civic bodies in appropriate celebration to such extent as he may deem advisable; to issue a proclamation each year declaring April 6 as Army Day, and in such proclamations to invite the Governors of the various States to issue Army Day proclama- tions: Provided, That in the event April 6 falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be recognized as Army Day": 1260 [63 STAT.