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[83 STAT. 935]
[83 STAT. 935]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

83 STAT. ]

PROCLAMATION 3900_MAR. 17, 1969

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are doing all we can to assure their full participation in the adventures of our time and in the affluence of our society. The continuing theme for this special month is MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF THE LATER YEARS. This year, particular emphasis will be given to the concept of PARTNERSHIP in meeting that challenge: partnership among all levels of government, partnership with voluntary organizations, and partnership among Americans of all ages. In addition, the Federal Government's Administration on Aging, in cooperation with the National Safety Council, will conduct an action program on accident prevention and safety for the older generation. The concerns we express during this special month should also guide us throughout the year. For there is still much pioneering work to be done, work in which all age groups must join as full partners. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the month of May 1969 as Senior Citizens Month. I invite the Governors of all the States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the officers of the Federal, State, and local governments, the heads of voluntary and private groups, and all Americans everywhere to join in this observance. I ur^e them to find suitable means for expressing appreciation to older citizens, for encouraging their continued and expanded activity, and for meeting the special needs of the frail and the poor and the lonely among them. I especially invite the older citizens of this Nation to use this month as a time for reexamining the social role which they are playing and the conditions under which they live. And I ask them to share their conclusions and recommendations with their countrymen. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-third.

(jhjKjy^ Proclamation 3900 NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY AND NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK, 1969 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation

America's transportation network is an example of democracy at work. Through the years the public and private sectors have joined hands and minds to plan, construct, maintain, and operate vast highway, air, water, rail, and pipeline transport systems. Today, more than one hundred million private vehicles travel on public ways. And tomorrow—probably within the few years remaining in this century—the total system will need to double today's capacity if it is to carry the projected numbers of people and volume of goods. Transportation makes all other industries possible. It takes grain to the mills, raw materials to the factories, finished products to the market; it must be designed to give our citizens the mobility they need. Our commerce and culture depend on a revitalized transportation

March 17, 1969