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[75 Stat. 1073]
[75 Stat. 1073]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75 STAT.]


I urge State and local governments, the American Red Cross, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and business, labor and farm organizations, as well as schools, civic groups, and public-information agencies, to observe Fire Prevention Week by bringing fire safety facts effectively to the attention of the public. I call upon all citizens to understand and personally support the fire prevention and control efforts of their respective community fire departments. I also direct the appropriate Federal agencies to assist in this effort to reduce the shameful waste caused by preventable fires 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 twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and [SEAL] sixty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eightysixth. JOHN F. KENNEDY

By the President: DEAN RUSK,

Secretary of State. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK, 1961 By the President of the United States ^"fWlf of America A Proclamation WHEREAS wide knowledge and the free interchange of thought are essential to the growth and vitality of our Nation; and WHEREAS our political and social institutions depend for their perpetuation and strength upon an informed, responsible, and confident people; and WHEREAS we are at a time of growth in our country which gives us not only greater means for the satisfaction of our material needs but also more oppor-