PROCLAMATION 3901-MAR. 18, 1969
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36 USC 166.
industry to end congestion and delay and to prepare for the burgeoning demands of the future. To give public recognition to this great industry—to focus attention upon its contributions and the challenges it faces—the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 16, 1957 (71 Stat. 30), has requested the President to proclaim annually the third Friday of May of each year as National Defense Transportation Day, and by a joint resolution approved May 14, 1962 (76 Stat. 69), has requested the President to proclaim annually the week of May in which that Friday falls as National Transportation Week, as a tribute to the men and women, who night and day, move our goods and our people throughout the land and around the world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Friday, May 16, 1969, as National Defense Transportation Day, and the week beginning May 11, 1969, as National Transportation Week. I urge our people to participate with representatives of the transportation industry, our armed services, and other governmental agencies in the observance of these occasions through appropriate ceremonies. I also invite the Governors of the States to provide for the observance of National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week in a way that will give the citizens of each community the opportunity to recognize and appreciate fully the vital role our great and modern transportation system plays in their lives and in the defense of the Nation.
- I N W I T N E S S 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. .9(;r/-. ^c Hai^gd^H l i ^ h. - J " s.
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Proclamation 3901 WORLD TRADE WEEK, 1969 March 18, 1969
By the President of the United States of America
I'A I j y A Proclamation
There is a clear interrelationship between America's economic health and that of the rest of the world. I t follows from this that the cause of stability and peace is served by the advancement of free-flowing world trade. The United States works closely with other nations to promote the expansion of trade on an equitable basis in the world market. Our national trade policy supports the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and other international institutions that seek new ways to facilitate the fair exchange of goods between nations. By reducing barriers to trade the United States and its trading partners have contributed to the growth of the world economy. As we work toward freer trade, we recognize that our greatest strength lies in the traditional competitive urge of American business and labor. As their international efforts increase their earnings, the nation benefits from a strengthened dollar position and an improved balance of payments.