36 USC 146.
P R C X X A M A T I O N 3432—SEPT. 21, 1961
seek to achieve ever greater accomplishments in every field of human endeavor and strive to help create a better world community; and WHEREAS, in recognition of our debt to Columbus, the Congress of the United States, by a joint resolution approved April 30, 1934 (48 Stat. 657), requested the President to issue a proclamation designating October 12 of each year as Columbus Day and calling for the appropriate observance of that day: NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN F. KENNEDY, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Thursday, October 12, 1961, as Columbus Day; and I invite the people of this Nation to observe that day in churches, schools, and other suitable places with appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of the four hundred and sixty-ninth anniversary of the discovery of America. I also direct that the flag of the United States be displayed on all public buildings on Columbus Day in honor of the great explorer. 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 first day of September in the year 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 F. KENNEDY
By the President: CHESTER BOWLES,
Acting Secretary of State.