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PROCLAMATIONS, 1936 COLUMBUS DAY September 22, 1936 [No. 2197] Columbus Day, 1936. Preamble. 48 Stat. 657 . 36U.S.C.§146. Statutory pro- visions. October 12, 1936, designated as. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS Public Resolution 21, Seventy-third Congress, ap- proved April 30, 1934, provides: "That the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation designating October 12 of each year as Columbus Day and calling upon officials of the Govern- ment to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on said date and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies expressive of the public sentiment befitting the anniversary of the discovery of America."; NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the aforesaid public resolution, do by this proclama- tion designate October 12, 1936, as Columbus Day and do direct that on that day the flag of the United States be displayed on all Govern- ment buildings; and, further, I do invite the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies in schools and churches, or other suitable places. 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 22nd 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. By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary of State. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY September 26, 1936 [No. 2198] General Pulaski Memorial Day. Preamble. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS by the War for American Independence there was established in this land a broader freedom than the world had ever known before; and WHEREAS it is fitting that we should hold ever in honor the heroes of that War in order that the American youth of today may be better prepared to preserve intact the liberties their forefathers won; and WHEREAS one of the most valiant warriors in the American struggle for independence was that heroic foe of tyranny and oppres- sion, General Casimir Pulaski, who fell mortally wounded at the siege of Savannah, while fighting for liberty, and died, on October 11, 1779; and 1772