Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/942

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PROCLAMATIONS, 1937 IN TESTIMONY 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 14th day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, 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 NATIONAL MARITIME DAY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS May 22 of each year has been designated as National Maritime Day by Public Resolution 7, Seventy-third Congress, approved May 20, 1933, reading as follows: "Whereas on May 22, 1819, the steamship The Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia, on the first successful trans- oceanic voyage under steam propulsion, thus making a material contribution to the advancement of ocean transportation: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate andHouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That May 22 of each year shall hereafter be designated and known as National Maritime Day, and the President is authorized and requested annually to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such National Maritime Day by displaying the flag at their homes or other suitable places and Government officials to display the flag on all Government buildings on May 22 of each year.": NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the people of the United States to observe May 22, 1937, as National Maritime Day by displaying the flag at their homes or other suitable places, and do direct Government officials to display the flag on all Government buildings on that day. 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 April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, 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. April 22, 1937 [No. 2234] National Maritime Day. Preamble. 48 Stat. 73. 36 U. S. C. §145. Inviting observance of May 22, 1937, as. 1829