Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/950

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.


1837 PROCLAMATIONS, 1937 NATIONAL AVIATION DAY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the people of the United States may justly claim to have taken a leading part in the development of the science of aero- nautics and to enjoy today an outstanding position among the nations of the world in the use of air transport; and WHEREAS Public Resolution No. 32 Seventy-fifth Congress, first session, approved May 25, 1937, provides in part: "That the President of the United States is authorized to designate May 28, 1937, as National Aviation Day, and to issue a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on that day, and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate exercises to further and stimulate interest in aviation in the United States.": NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America, acting in accord with the pur- poses of the Congress to stimulate interest in aviation with a view to the further advancement of the science of aeronautics, do hereby call upon the people of the United States to observe May 28, 1937, as National Aviation Day with appropriate exercises, and do direct Gov- ernment 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 to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 26" day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: SUMNER WELLES Acting Secretary of State. TERCENTENARY OF BIRTH OF PERE MARQUETTE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the preamble to Public Resolution No. 33, Seventy- fifth Congress, first session, approved May 27, 1937, requesting the President to proclaim the tercentenary of the birth of Pere Jacques Marquette, recites: "Whereas the 1st day of June 1937 marks the three- hundredth anniversary of the birth of Pere Jacques Marquette, the first white man to explore the upper Mississippi Valley; and May 26, 1937 [No. 2238] National Aviation Day. Preamble. Statutory provi. sions. Ante, p. 202. Observance invited, May 28, 1937. May 27, 1937 [No. 2239] Tercentenary of birth of Pere Mar- quette. Preamble. Statutory provi- sions. Ante, p. 207.