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PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PROCLAMATION 3325—NOV. 5, 1959


of our Lord nineteen hundred I SEAL! and fifty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eightyfourth. DwiGHT D. EISENHOWER

By the President: CHRISTIAN A. HERTER,

Secretary of State.

THANKSGIVING DAY, 1959 By the President of the United States '

November 5 1 5 99 [No. 3325]

of America A Proclamation

The time of harvest turns our thoughts once again to our national festival of Thanksgiving, and the bounties of nature remind us again of our dependence upon the generous hand of Providence. In this sesquicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln's birth, it is fitting and proper that we should use his words contained in the historic proclamation of 1863, establishing this annual observance, to express anew our gratitude for America's "fruitful fields", for our national "strength and vigor", and for all our "singular deliverances and blessings". The present year has been one of progress and heightened promise for the way of life to which we, the people, and the Government of the United States of America, are dedicated. We rejoice in the productivity of farm and factory, but even more so in the prospect of improvement of relations among men and among nations. We earnestly hope that forbearance, understanding, and conciliation will hold increasing sway among us and among all peoples everywhere. In the enjoyment of our good life, let us not forget the birthright by which we reap the fruits of life and labor in this fair land. Let us stand fast by the principles of our republic enunciated in word and deed by the statesmen, teachers, and