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[85 STAT. 913]
[85 STAT. 913]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

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people were pushing the frontier out across the land, the United States Post Office helped bind our people together in one nation. xAs the Nation has grown and its needs have changed, the Post Office has grown and changed to meet those new needs. The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 is a part of this change, heading a new United States 84 Stat. 39 USC Postal Service. The new Service will provide management and methods ^°^ "°*^ appropriate to a great and vital communications system in the twentieth century. Behind the new Service, as from the beginning, the high ideals of public service and fidelity to the public well-being, which for so long has distinguished the Post Office, will continue.

719. prec.

On July 1, 1971, the United States Postal Service will begin operation as an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States Government. It is appropriate to set aside that day to give recognition to the contributions made through the years by the men and women of the Post Office who have served the Nation so faithfully and to mark the inauguration of the United States Postal Service. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Thursday, July 1, 1971, as National Postal Service Day. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 19th day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred ninety-fifth.


White Cane Safety Day, 1971 By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation In our highly mobile society where city streets are jammed with motor vehicles, a number of safeguards such as traffic lights, "Walk" signs, and hatched crosswalks have been introduced to promote pedestrian safety. In the world of the blind and visually handicapped this same purpose is served by a single small device, often weighing less than half a pound. It is the white cane. For its owner the white cane is at once a sensor and a guide, and even as it denotes his physical limitation it speaks eloquently for his capability.

juiy i, 1971