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[82 STAT. 1615]
[82 STAT. 1615]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PROCLAMATION 3834-MAR. 7, 1968

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the month of May 1968 as Senior Citizens Month. I call upon the Federal, State and local governments, in partnership with private and voluntary organizations, to join in community efforts to give further meaning to the continuing theme of this special month: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF THE LATER YEARS. Let special emphasis this year be placed on making known the contributions that older Americans are making to our welfare. Let us demonstrate the greatness of our society by bringing new meaning and new vigor to the lives of our elders, who built the framework of our present prosperity and greatness. I invite the Governors of the States, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commissioner of the District of Columbia, and appropriate officials in other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to join in the observance of Senior Citizens Month. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixtyeight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-second.

Proclamation 3834 NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY AND NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK, 1968 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation

One hundred years ago, an American travelling from San Francisco to New York went by ship to Central America, crossed the Isthmus by mule and wagon, and four weeks later arrived at his destination. One year later, with the completion of our first transcontinental railroad, he could travel in relative comfort from California to New York in ten days. This revolution in transportation was one of the principal causes and opportunities for the rapid progress of our Nation—^the taming of a vast continent with a rapidity which astounded the countries of Europe and continues to amaze historians. The history of our country cannot be separated from the story of our transportation—nor can its future. We look today to the leaders of our transportation industry for the imagination and enterprise which, in the past, did so much to make our Nation great. While the Government of the United States must continue to play a key partnership role in the improvement and expansion of our transportation system, basic decisions on investment and operation are made by private industry. This partnership between Government and industry forms one of the most critical elements of our economic system.

March 7, 1968