Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 3.djvu/795

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PROCLAMATION 6333—SEPT. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 2679 and to assist historically Black colleges and universities in their vital mission. In recognition of their exemplary goals and achievements, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 40, has designated the week beginning September 8, 1991, and the week beginning September 6, 1992, as "National Historically Black Colleges Week" and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of these occasions. NOW, THEREFORE. I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the weeks beginning September 8, 1991, and September 6, 1992, as National Historically Black Colleges Week. I invite all Americans to observe those weeks with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, thereby demonstrating our appreciation of and support for these important educational institutions. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 9 day of Sept., in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and sixteenth. GEORGE BUSH Prodamation 6333 of September 10, 1991 General Pulaski Memorial Day, 1991 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation When our ancestors boldly declared America's Independence, the hopes of countless people aroimd the world went with them. Among those who understood the significance of America's struggle for liberty and self-government was the daring Polish patriot. Casimir Pulaski. Before he journeyed to the United States and volunteered to join the Continental Army. Casimir Pulaski had fought to free his native Poland from tyranny and foreign domination. His devotion to the cause of liberty cost him dearly—^forced into exile, the young Count had to leave behind both his personal fortime and his beloved homeland. Yet Count Pulaski never relinquished his belief in the imiversal cause of freedom. He reportedly wrote to General George Washington: "I came here, where Freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it." With those words, Casimir Pulaski expressed his determination to stand in solidarity with the American colonists. An experienced and highly skilled tactician, Coimt Pulaski was named a General in the Continental Army and was eventually given command of his own cavalry imit. From the time he volunteered for service until his last day in command of the Pulaski Legion, this lifelong freedom fighter participated in a nmnber of important campaigns—including Brandywine, Germantown, and Trenton. Leading a bold charge during the siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779, he was mortally wounded. He died two days later and was biuied at sea. Were he alive today, Pulaski would find his dreams fulfilled, the cause of freedom won. The ideals of liberty and representative government