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PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961


PROCLAMATION 3430—SEPT. 19, 1961

Of our Lord nineteen hundred [SEAL] and sixty-one and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eightysixth. JOHN P. KENNEDY

By the President: CHESTER BOWLES,

Acting Secretary of State. DEATH OF DAG HAMMARSKJOLD September 1 1961 gy fhe President of the United States 9 [No. 3430]


of America A Proclamation

WHEREAS the world has suffered a grievous loss in the untimely death of Dag Hammarskjold; and WHEREAS this eminent statesman was a leader in the eternal struggle of man to achieve a peaceful world; and WHEREAS, as Secretary General of the United Nations since 1953, by his courage, his wisdom, his statesmanship, and his personal dedication to the fulfillment of the never-ceasing quest for peace and justice, he earned the respect and gratitude of all men of good will throughout the world; and WHEREAS his life was an example for all of us and his death will require that our efforts and sacrifices in the cause of peace be redoubled: NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN P. KENNEDY, President of the United States of America, in honor and tribute to this great statesman of the world, do hereby direct that the appropriate officials arrange for the display of the National Plag at half-staff on all Government buildings of the United States until the body of Dag Hammarskjold is laid to rest. I also direct that, for the same length of time, the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the Plag at half-staff over all embassies, legations, consular offices, and military facilities.

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