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[88 STAT. 2475]
[88 STAT. 2475]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975

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PROCLAMATION 4287-APR. 20, 1974

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of the significance of coins in marking the Bicentennial, do hereby designate the week beginning April 21, 1974, as National Coin Week. Observance of National Coin Week will give us all an opportunity to reflect upon the designs, mottos, and symbols that appear on our coins. The word "Liberty" has been inscribed on our coins since 1792 as provided by the act directing our fledgling Nation to produce its own coins. Then, as now, the inscription serves as a constant reminder of our most precious national possession, won for us all in the American Revolution. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred seventy-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred ninety-eighth. -: -

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Proclamation 4287

RICHARD NIXON

April 20, 1974

Earth Week, 1974

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation To love America is not to care only for her freedoms, her promise, her institutions through which our great people strive for larger greatness. It is also to love the land and to cherish that which has sustained our people both in body and spirit from our earliest days on this vast continent. In recent times we have understood that however rich and beautiful, our land is finite and that our waters and air must be used as any other resource—with care and respect for their value. The celebration of Earth Day in 1970 was the first national acknowledgement of this understanding, and in the succeeding four years we have done much to insure that America the beautiful—the heritage of our generation—will be preserved and passed on as a legacy to generations yet unborn. But for all that we have done, much remains to be done. We must constantly rededicate ourselves to the great task of preserving our environ-