Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/871

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PROCLAMATIONS, 1936 GOLD STAR MOTHER'S DAY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA September 3,1936 [No. 2196] A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the preamble to Public Resolution 123, 74th Congress, Gold Star Mother's approved June 23, 1936, recites: Dramble. "WHEREAS the service rendered the United States by the 49 Stat.s5 s1pp. American mother is the greatest source of the country's strength II, §147, 148. Statutory pro- and inspiration; and visions. "WHEREAS we honor ourselves and the mothers of America when we revere and give emphasis to the home as the fountain- head of the state; and "WHEREAS the American mother is doing so much for the home and for the moral and spiritual uplift of the people of the United States and hence so much for good government and humanity; and "WHEREAS the American Gold Star Mothers suffered the supreme sacrifice of motherhood in the loss of their sons and daughters in the World War;" AND WHEREAS the said Public Resolution 123 provides: "That the President of the United States is hereby authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the Govern- ment officials to display the United States flag on all Government buildings, and the people of the United States to display the flag and to hold appropriate meetings at their homes, churches, or other suitable places, on the last Sunday in September, as a public expression of the love, sorrow, and reverence of the people of the United States for the American Gold Star Mothers. "Sec. 2. That the last Sunday in September shall hereafter be designated and known as 'Gold Star Mother's Day', and it shall be the duty of the President to request its observance as provided for in this resolution." NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- sunday, September dent of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the aforesaid public resolution, do by this proclamation designate Sunday, September 27, 1936, as Gold Star Mother's Day and direct Government officials to display the United States flag on all Government buildings, and do call upon the people of the United States to display the flag and to hold appropriate meet- ings at their homes, churches, or other suitable places on that day as a public expression of the love, honor, and reverence of the people of the United States for the American Gold Star Mothers. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 3 d day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and [SEAL] of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary of State. 1771