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PROCLAMATION 3830-FEB. 26, 1968
The heritage of liberty we enjoy was brought by men and women who dared the unknown, who tamed the wdlderness, and gave their lives on fields of battle. We honor them by remembering their deeds—and by telling their story to each succeeding generation. The study of American history reveals the experience of shared endeavor, hardship, joy, and triumph which binds us together as a nation. Understanding that experience can give us the wisdom and courage to meet our present trials—and unite us in the face of tomorrow's challenges. I n recognition of this, the Congress by a joint resolution approved November 28, 1967, has designated February 1968 as American History Month and has requested the President to issue a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe that month. NOW, THE R E F O P t E, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America, invite the people of the United States to observe February 1968 as American History Month in schools and other suitable places with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, this thirteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-second.
81 Stat. 517.
Proclamation 3830 NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK, 1968
By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation
When our Nation was very young, a man wrested a living from the land as best he could. His tools were primitive, his productivity low. He was fortunate if he could feed his family and have a little left over to sell. Today the technological revolution has made the American farmer food supplier to the world. His produce feeds his family, his neighbors, his countrymen, and thousands abroad. Yet that same revolution has brought unforeseen dangers. Modern farming is a complex and highly skilled profession. I t is also a hazardous one. Agriculture currently ranks third among our industries in accidental death rate. Thousands of farm residents are killed every year in accidents. More than 700,000 others are disabled. The cost to the Nation in dollars is almost $2 billion. The cost in anguish is incalculable. This shameful waste must stop. I t will stop when safety lias become the conscious concern of all Avho work to produce America's great agricultural abundance.
February 26, 1968