105 STAT. 324 PUBLIC LAW 102-66 —JULY 2, 1991 Whereas it is vital to call attention to the problem of illiteracy, to understand the severity of the problem and its detrimental effects on our society, and to reach those who are illiterate and unaware of the free services and help available to them; and Whereas it is also necessary to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers who are working to promote literacy and provide support to the millions of illiterates in need of assistance: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That July 2, 1991, is designated as "National Literacy Day", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved July 2, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 259: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): June 26, considered and passed House. June 27, considered and passed Senate.