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'V 112 STAT. 3712 PROCLAMATION 7059—DEC. 9, 1997 world's best hope for freedom and democracy and that we must never shrink from the responsibihties of that leadership. They taught us the need for constant vigilance, a powerful military^ and strength of character. They showed us that, when Americans are imited in heart and mind, there is nothing we cannot accomplish together. As we remember Pearl Harbor, let us also remember and give thanks for that great and gallant leader, Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose memorial we dedicated earlier this year in our Nation's Capital. In December of 1941, in one of our Nation's darkest hours, he proclaimed his faith in the ultimate victory of freedom over tyranny that, sadly, he did not live to see: With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbotmding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph. So help us God. The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, has designated December 7, 1997, as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day." NOW, THEREFORE, I. WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 1997, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I urge all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities in honor of the Americans who served at Pearl Harbor. I also ask all Federal departments and agencies, organizations, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff on this day in honor of those Americans who died as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of December, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety- seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-second. WILLIAM J. CLINTON Proclamation 7059 of December 9, 1997 Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 1997 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Human rights are the cornerstone of American democracy. The founders of our democracy, in their wisdom, recognized the inherent dignity of every human being and enshrined in the Bill of Rights our profoiuid commitment to freedom of speech, religion, and assembly and the right to due process and a fair trial. Through more than two centuries of challenge and change, these guiding principles have sustained us. They form the common ground on which om" racial, religious, and ethnic diversity can flourish. It is a measure of our greatness as a Nation that each new generation of Americans has sought to advance and extend the rights set forth by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence and by the framers of our Constitution. Promoting human rights and democracy