PROCLAMATION 3908-APR. 11, 1969
ancient virtues, intangible but unconquerable, could offer comfort and solace even during the darkest hours. And so it should be with us who today mourn his death. The memory of his greatness is now one of those "real treasures free men possess"; it belongs now to all Americans, and in its simplicity, its devotion, its courage, and its compassion, his life will shape the future as it shaped our time. As long as free men cherish their freedom, Dwight Eisenhower will stand with them, as he stood during war and peace; strong, confident, and courageous. Even in death he nas left us a great spirit that will never die. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD M. NIXON, President of the United States of America, in honor and tribute to the memory of this great and good man, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of the United States be displayed at halfstaff at the White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States for a period of thirty days from the day of death. I also direct that for the same length of time the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at half-staff over their Embassies, Legations, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and stations. I hereby order that suitable honors be rendered by units of the Armed Forces under orders of the Secretary of Defense on the day of the funeral. I also do appoint Monday, March 31, 1969 to be a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States. I earnestly recommend that the people assemble on that day in their respective places of divine worship, there to bow down in submission to the will of the Almighty God, and to pay their homage of love and reverence to the memory of President Eisenhower. I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this day of mourning and rededication. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth 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.
(;JZJL4-'1^C:/^ Proclamation 3908 PAN AMERICAN DAY AND PAN AMERICAN WEEK, 1969 April 11, 1969
By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation
The Inter-American System is the oldest, most successful regional association in the world. On April 14, 1969, we celebrate the 79th Anniversary of its formation. The Americas are bound together by history, geography and, most important of all, common concerns and shared hopes. On this occasion, the United States reaffirms its dedication to: —Close consultation with its Hemisphere partners in all matters of common concern.