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[74 Stat. 68]
[74 Stat. 68]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960



long and distinguished life was dedicated solely to his country; and WHEREAS our Nation will be forever grateful to General Pershing for his leadership in bringing victory to the Allied cause in World War I; and WHEREAS, by joint resolution apAnte, p. 153.

provcd J u n c 1, 1960, the Congress has

requested the President to proclaim September 13, 1960, as a day upon which all Americans should pay honor and respect to General of the Armies John J. Pershing and the men who served under him: NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 13, 1960, as General of the Armies John J. Pershing Centennial Day; and I invite the people of this Nation to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies designed to commemorate the life and accomplishments of General Pershing and of those who served with him. As provided in the aforesaid joint resolution, the Secretary of Defense will be responsible for coordination between civic and patriotic organizations and the departments and agencies of the Government in ceremonies commemorating the birth of General Pershing. 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 third day of June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty, and [SEAL] of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-fourth. DwiGHT D. EISENHOWER By the President: CHRISTIAN A. HERTER,

Secretary of State.

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