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1795 PROCLAMATIONS, 1936 ARMISTICE DAY-1936 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the preamble to Senate Concurrent Resolution 18, Sixty-ninth Congress (44 Stat. 1982), passed June 4, 1926, recites: "Whereas the 11th of November, 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far-reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed; and "Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and "Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday:" AND WHEREAS the said Concurrent Resolution provides: "That the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 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 our gratitude for peace and our desire for the continuance of friendly relations with all other peoples." NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, do hereby direct that on Novem- ber 11, 1936, the eighteenth anniversary of the Armistice, the flag of the United States be displayed on all Government buildings, and do invite the people of the United States to observe the day with appropri- ate 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 to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 27t day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and of [SEAL] 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. October 27, 1936 [No. 2207] Armistice Day, 1936. 44 Stat. 1982. Statutory authori- zation. Directing display od flag and inviting ob- servance of. THANKSGIVING DAY-1936 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, hereby designate Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of November 1936, as a day of national thanksgiving. The observance of a day of general thanksgiving by all the people is a practice peculiarly our own, hallowed by usage in the days before we were a nation and sanctioned through succeeding years. Having safely passed through troubled waters, it is our right to express our gratitude that Divine Providence has vouchsafed us November 12, 1936 [No. 220l] Thankgiving Day, 1936. Thursday, Novem- ber 2, designated as.