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[82 STAT. 1643]
[82 STAT. 1643]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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PROCLAMATION 3863-AUG. 27, 1968

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On the one hundred and eighty-ninth anniversary of his death, it is fitting that we commemorate General Pulaski for his devotion to our Nation, as a continuing example to all men who strive toward the goals of freedom and justice. NOW, THEREFORE, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America do hereby designate Friday, October 11, 1968, as General Pulaski's Memorial Day; and I direct the appropriate Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on that day. I also invite the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies in schools, churches, and other suitable places. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of August, 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-third.

Proclamation 3863 AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK, 1968 By the President of the United States of America

August 27, 1968

A Proclamation

Education—universal, equal, and excellent—is a goal which we have cherished since our country's birth. I n the last decade, however, we have sought to fulfill this goal with greater zeal, greater commitment, and greater success than at any period in our history. We began with new laws, creating the legal authority to translate our vision of educational opportunity into reality. This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first great new Federal education law, the National Defense Education Act. This historic law—and dozens which have followed it—has already had a profound effect on American life, and has increased immeasurably our most precious resource: the knowledge and understanding of our people. To encourage and strengthen America's national fervor for education and to broaden support for America's schools and colleges, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the period of November 10 through November 16, 1968, as American Education Week. I t is my deep conviction that our noblest national task is to lead each citizen to fulfill his own potential. I n the belief that our national strength derives from the strength of individual citizens, I call upon every American to work toward an even better educational system in America—a system which will truly deepen and enrich American thought, and truly ennoble life for every man.

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