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[88 STAT. 2507]
[88 STAT. 2507]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975

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PROCLAMATION 4314-SEPT. 17, 1974

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convicted of draft evasion offenses as described above, (ii) those who have received a punitive or undesirable discharge from service in the armed forces for having violated Article 85, 86, or 87 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice between August 4, 1964 and March 28, 1973, or are serving sentences of confinement for such violations. Where appropriate, the Board may recommend that clemency be conditioned upon completion of a period of alternate service. However, if any clemency discharge is recommended, such di'^charge shall not bestow entitlement to benefits administered by the Veterans Administration. 4. Alternate Service—In prescribing the length of alternate service in individual cases, the Attorney General, the Secretary of the appropriate Department, or the Clemency Board shall take into account such honorable service as an individual may have rendered prior to his absence, penalties already paid under law, and such other mitigating factors as may be appropriate to seek equity among those who participate in this program. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred seventy-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-ninth. GERALD R.

Proclamation 4314

FORD

September 17, 1974

National Employ the Handicapped Week, 1974 By the President

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Proclamation

The single greatest difficulty facing the handicapped person is not his or her own disability but rather the attitudes of society toward that disability. Yet handicapped people have proven themselves capable of performing a wide range of jobs with great diligence, skill, and efficiency. As scientists, teachers. Government officials, aerospace engineers—in nearly every occupation—otherwise qualified but handicapped Americans have contributed significantly to our Nation's progress. Let us resolve in 1974 to make use of the talents and abilities and energies of the handicapped. Our Nation needs them.

10 USC 885-887.