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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-415—SEPT. 24, 1984

98 STAT. 1583

Public Law 98-415 98th Congress Joint Resolution To designate September 21, 1984, as "World War I Aces and Aviators Day".

Whereas World War I, the "war to end all wars" began seventy years ago; Whereas that war spawned a new breed of warrior, the aviator, who engaged in single combat high above the conflict on the ground; Whereas these truly remarkable men defended the skies of Europe with valor and distinction; Whereas some of these aviators achieved the title "Ace" by gaining at least five confirmed victories over opponents in the air; Whereas there are only about sixty known surviving Aces of World War I, who meet periodically to share memories of a conflict familiar to many Americans only through recorded history; Whereas all Americans should express their gratitude and respect for these gallant air warriors for their extraordinary feats in defense of liberty: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That September 21, 1984, is designated as "World War I Aces and Aviators Day" and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate progrguns and activities. Approved September 24, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 333: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Aug. 10, considered and passed Senate. Sept. 20, considered and passed House.

Sept. 24, 1984 [S.J. Res. 333]