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[83 STAT. 963]
[83 STAT. 963]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

83 STAT. ]

PROCLAMATION 3934-SEPT. 17, 1969

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1969, as National Farm-City Week. I call upon all Americans to participate in this observance. I particularly ur^e the Department of Agriculture, the land-grant colleges and universities, the Cooperative Extension Service, and other appropriate organizations to carry out programs to mark this occasion, including public meetings and exhibits, and presentations in newspapers and in magazines, on radio and on television. I urge that such programs emphasize: —the development of better understanding and more effective working relationships between those who live on the farm and those who live in non-farm areas; —the enormous scientific and technological advances in agriculture and their significance for the lives of both rural and urban dwellers; —the vital need to plan more effectively the way we will use our land, conserve our natural resources, and protect the quality of our environment; —^the importance of maintaining and enhancing the social and economic health of farms and rural communities; —^the urgency of providing opportunities for disadvantaged people in both rural and urban areas to participate more fully in the economic life of the nation. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 16th day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixtynine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-fourth.

(^/iaKjijc^ Proclamation 3934 GENERAL VON STEUBEN MEMORIAL DAY By The President of the United States of America

September \i, 1969

A Proclamation

It is with pleasure that I comply with the request of a joint resolution of the Congress that today, September 17, 1969, be proclaimed as General von Steuben Memorial Day. When Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben joined Washington at Valley Forge, he was among the first of more than eight million Germans who came to our shores in search of liberty. As he went on to distinguish himself in battle at Monmouth and Yorktown, General von Steuben became a symbol of the contributions made to the cause of freedom by more than 26 million Americans of German descent who live and work and serve in every part of our country and in every aspect of our national life. NOW, THEEEFOEE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate September 17, 1969, as General von Steuben Memorial Day. I call upon all officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings, and I invite all of our

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