PROCLAMATION 3737-AUG. 24, 1966
During that week I urge all public and private organizations and all citizens to make this theme—employ the handicapped—a living reality. Let us take all necessary steps to provide the handicapped with a wide range of meaningful opportunities and a life of dignity. Let us find ways to employ the skills and abilities which so many handicapped Americans possess and long to share. I urge all the Governors of States, mayors of cities, and other public officials, as well as leaders of industry, educational and religious groups, labor, civic, veterans', agricultural, women's, scientific, professional, and fraternal organizations, and all other interested organizations and individuals, including the handicapped themselves, to participate in this observance. 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 eighteenth day of August in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-six, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-first. LYNDON B. JOHNSON
By the President: GEORGE W. BALL,
Proclamation 3737 CHILD HEALTH DAY, 1966 By The President of the United States of America
August 24, 1966
A good start in life is essential to a child's physical and mental development and to the progress of our society. The best start a baby can have is to be born healthy of healthy parents. Almost one-half of our population is now under the age of twentyfive. The health of these children and young people will be a measure of the strength of our country in meeting its future challenges. I t is both our obligation and in our national interest to insure that all children and young parents are given the opportunity for good health. The observance of a special day emphasizing child health serves to underscore our national concern for the well-being of the young people in our land. To this end the Congress by a joint resolution of May 18, 1928, 45 Stat. 617, as amended (36 U.S.C. 143), has requested the President of the United States to issue annually a proclamation setting apart the first Monday in October as Child Health Day. Child Health Day is also an appropriate time to observe a Universal Children's Day and to salute the work which the United Nations, through its specialized agencies, and the United Nations Children's Fund are doing to build better health for children around the world:
^3 Stat. 627.