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[82 STAT. 1634]
[82 STAT. 1634]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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PROCLAMATION 3853-JIJNE 6, 1968

[82 STAT.

eral, State, and local officials, as well us all religions, civic, educational, and other interested organizations, to arrange meaningful ceremonies on that day to inspire all our citizens to pledge themselves anew to the service of their country and to the support and defense of the Constitution. I also designate the period beginning September 17 and ending September 23, 1968, as Constitution Week; and I urge the people of the United States to observe that week with appropriate ceremonies and activities in their schools and churches, and in other suitable places, to the end that they may have a better understanding of the Constitution and of the rights and responsibilities of United States citizenship. I N W I T N E S S W l i E R E O F, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and six< yeight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-second.

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Proclamation 3853 DEATH OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY June 6, 1968

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation

TO THE P E O P L E O F THE UNITED STATES: A noble and compassionate leader, a good and faithful servant of the people, in the full vigor of his promise, lies dead from an assassin's bullet. The tragedy and the senseless violence of Robert F. Kennedy's death casts a deep shadow of grief across America and across the world. This is a moment for all Americans to join hands and walk together through this dark night of common anguish into a new dawn of healing unity. NOW, THEREFORE, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States, do call upon all Americans to observe Sunday next, the ninth day of June, as a day of national mourning in his memory throughout the United States. I n our churches, in our homes, and in our hearts let us resolve before God and before each other that the purpose of progress and justice for which Robert F. Kennedy lived shall endure. I direct that until interment the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds and naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. I N W I T N E S S W P I E R E O F, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and