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103 STAT. 3096 PRCKILAMATION 6026—SEPT. 21, 1989 nah on October 9, 1779, this dauntless freedom fighter was mortally womided. He died 2 days later. Each year, on the October 11th aimiversary of his death, we Americans pause to remember General Pulaski and the heartfelt convictions for which he gave his life. General Pulaski clearly understood that liberty is the God-given right of all men. He beUeved that the cause of freedom is imiversal, and, like many of his contemporaries, viewed the Ameri- can struggle for independence as a decisive battle for the future of all freedom-loving peoples. The American Revolution, if successful, would be a resounding victory for the principles of individual liberty and rep- resentative government. With the generous assistance of brave and selfless allies like General Pulaski, the American colonists did succeed in their quest for inde- pendence. And today, more than 2 centuries later, the trimnphant call for freedom and self-government continues to reverberate throughout the world. That call can be heard clearly in General Pulaski's homeland, where— despite years of repression by ruling Communist officials and Soviet military intervention in 1981—the Polish people have continued to dem- onstrate their fervent belief in the principles of freedom and self-deter- mination. With faith, courage, and persistence, they have begim to reap the rewards of their efforts to obtain free elections, as well as political and economic reforms. Today, we Americans offer our support and ovu* prayers for the people of Poland as they continue seeking the blessings of freedom and repre- sentative government—^blessings that General Casimir Pulaski helped win for us 210 years ago. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, Octo- ber 11, 1989, as General Pulaski Memorial Day, and I direct the appro- priate government officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on the day. In addition, I encourage the people of the United States to commemorate this occasion as appropri- ate throughout the land. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty- nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fotirteenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6026 of September 21, 1989 Emergency Medical Services Week, 1989 By the President of the United States of America •. A Proclamation Many Americans are enjoying life today because at a time of crisis they received fast, professional assistance from emergency medical