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106 STAT. 5418 PROCLAMATION 6487—OCT. 8, 1992 brave Poles have made heroic, and sometimes costly, stands for freedom. Their courage and resolve should remain an inspiration to us all. Having triumphed over decades of communist rule, not with musket and bayonet, but with voices and votes, petitions and prayers, the people of a free and independent Poland are now working to complete the challenging transition to democracy and to a thriving, market-oriented economy. The United States is proud to cooperate in this effort through a wide range of trade, investment, and technical assistance programs, including the Polish-American Enterprise Fund. Americans of Polish ancestry continue to play an important role in promoting stronger political, cultural, and economic ties between the United States and Poland, and as we join these citizens in remembering General Casimir Pulaski, we also give thanks for the contributions that they are making to our common future. 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 October 11, 1992, as General Pulaski Memorial Day. I direct the appropriate government officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on that day, and I invite all Americans to observe the occasion with appropriate programs and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF. I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventeenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6487 of October 8, 1992 Veterans Day, 1992 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation "The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace," said General Douglas MacArthur, "for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." It is fitting that we pause on the anniversary of Armistice Day, a day dedicated to peace, to honor those Americans who answered our Nation's call to duty when the United States had no choice but to fight for the principles we cherish. As we Americans go about our day-to-day activities, from a busy shift at work to a quiet evening with family and friends, we seldom think of the individuals who walked in the very shadow of death in order to preserve our way of life. Yet were it not for our veterans, who endured the terrifying scream of bombs and sirens and the haunting sight of bodies broken in battle, we might well not enjoy the liberty and security we share today—blessings we all too often take for granted. Our comfort has come at the cost of many a veteran's youth and health; our freedom, through the sacrifices of those who faced capture, imprisonment, and even torture, in the defense of freedom. From the victors of World War I and survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March to the