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[75 Stat. 981]
[75 Stat. 981]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75 STAT.]

P R C X ^ L A M A T I O N 3373—SEPT. 23, 1960

WHEREAS Columbus* achievement opened the Western Hemisphere to settlement and development by our forebears, whose vision, faith, and courage were akin to his own; and WHEREAS in this present day of challenge we can find inspiration, both personally and nationally, in the example of this great figure in American history; and WHEREAS the Congress of the United States, proud of this history, by a joint resolution approved April 30, 1934 (48 Stat. 657), has requested the President 3 USC i46. 6 to issue a proclamation designating October 12 of each year as Columbus Day: NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Wednesday, October 12, 1960, as Columbus Day. I direct the appropriate ofiBcers of the Federal Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on that day; and I request the appropriate oflftcers of State and local governments likewise to display the flag on that day. I also invite the people of the United States to observe the day in their homes, schools, churches, and other suitable places with ceremonies and with thoughts expressive of our admiration / for the man who discovered America and of our gratitude for his daring achievement. 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 twenty-third day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hun[SEAL] dred and sixty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eightyfifth. DwiGHT D. EISENHOWER

By the President: DOUGLAS DILLON,

Acting Secretary of State.