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[80 STAT. 1734]
[80 STAT. 1734]
PRIVATE LAW 89-000—MMMM. DD, 1966


PROCLAMATION 3686-NOV. 6, 1965

[80 STAT.

Proclamation 3686 November 6, 1965

DEFENSE OF SOUTH VIET-NAM By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation

WHEREAS, in assisting the people of South Viet-Nam to resist unprovoked aggression, the United States and other nations are carrying on the honored tradition of defending a people's right to freedom; and WHEREAS the purpose of the United States in Viet-Nam is to help to open the way for social justice in place of unprovoked aggression and peace instead of war; and WHEREAS there can be no social justice or economic progress without security from external attack and from terror in the night; and WHEREAS the Government of the United States remains ready without condition for the international discussions that can lead to lasting peace; and WHEREAS it is the sense of the Congress in S. Res. 159 and H. Res. 626 that it would be fitting for the President to set aside a national day of remembrance dedicated to those Americans who are committing their lives, blood and energies in the defense of world peace. NOW, THEREFORE, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Sunday, November 28, 1965, as a day of dedication and prayer, honoring the men and women of South Viet-Nam, of the United States, and of all other countries, who are risking their lives to bring about a just peace in South Viet-Nam. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. D O N E at the City of Washington this sixth day of November in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-five, and [SEAL] of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninetieth. LYNDON B. JOHNSON

By the President: DEAN R U S K,




Proclamation 3687 THANKSGIVING DAY, 1965 November 10, 1965

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation

For all the blessings that have been bestowed upon our nation during the past 12 months, it is a small thing to give thanks to Almighty God. When the Pilgrims first observed Thanksgiving nearly 350 years ago, life was harsh and unrelenting. Cold and sickness had dimin-