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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-318—JUNE 15, 1984

98 STAT. 245

United States recognizes the continuing desire and the right of the people of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia for freedom and independence from the domination of the U.S.S.R. and deplores the refusal of the U.S.S.R. to recognize the sovereignty of the Baltic Republics and to yield to their rightful demands for independence from foreign domination and oppression and that the fourteenth day of June 1984, the anniversary of the mass deportation of Baltic peoples from their homelands in 1941, be designated "Baltic Freedom Day" as a S3nnbol of the solidarity of the American people with the aspirations of the enslaved Baltic people and that the President of the United States be authorized and requested to issue a proclamation for the observance of Baltic Freedom Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. . Approved June 15, 1984.

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LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 296: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): June 8, considered and passed Senate. June 11, considered and passed House.