Thursday, December 17, 1970

Designating the 17th day of December of each year as "Wright Brothers Day". - H.J. Res. 335 - Public Law 88-209 - 77 Stat. 402

Public Law 88-209
88th Congress

Joint Resolution

Designating the 17th day of December of each year as "Wright Brothers Day".

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 17th day of December of each year is hereby designated as "Wright Brothers Day", in commemoration of the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, which were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The President is authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Approved December 17, 1963.

Friday, October 16, 1970

Providing for the establishment of an annual National Forest Products Week. - S.J. Res. 209 - Public Law 86-753 - 74 Stat. 898

Public Law 86-753
86th Congress

Joint Resolution

Providing for the establishment of an annual National Forest Products Week.

Whereas our country and its people have always found constant strength, individual peace and personal pride in the bounty of our forest and timber lands; and
Whereas from the beginning of our Nation's founding, the forest and its products have provided a core of living and freedom touching and inspiring each citizen with majestic beauty and practical use; and
Whereas as our only renewable resource, wood offers the availability and abundance to satisfy the Nation's ever growing demands and through modern forestry we can be assured of a continuous supply of timber for the future; and
Whereas the first settlers gained foothold in the new world and carved for themselves and their descendants a free nation and built homes, schools, and churches using the forests as an ever plentiful source of material; and
Whereas this early building is now multiplied a thousandfold in these great United States and the importance of our forest lands has developed with equal vigor through wise management, constant replanting and growth of this vital resource, and today our forests provide thousands of products—lumber, paper, building materials, chemicals, furniture, and cloth—all dedicated to improving the lives of our people; and
Whereas in order to reemphasize to each citizen in the United States the importance and heritage of our vast forest resources which are inseparably tied to our present and our future: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the seven-day period beginning on the third Sunday of October in each year is hereby designated as National Forest Products Week, and the President is requested to issue annually a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Approved September 13, 1960.

Thursday, October 15, 1970

White Cane Safety Day - 36 U.S.C. 169D - Public Law 88-628 - 78 Stat. 1003

§ 169d. White Cane Safety Day

The President is hereby authorized to issue annually a proclamation designating October 15 as White Cane Safety Day and calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

(Pub. L. 88–628, Oct. 6, 1964, 78 Stat. 1003.)

Sunday, June 28, 1970

To provide for uniform annual observances of certain legal public holidays on Mondays, and for other purposes. - H.R. 15951 - Public Law 90-363 - 82 Stat. 250

Public Law 90-363
90th Congress

An Act

To provide for uniform annual observances of certain legal public holidays on
Mondays, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
"§ 6103. Holidays
"(a) The following are legal public holidays:
"New Year's Day, January 1.
"Washington's Birthday, the third Monday in February.
"Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.
"Independence Day, July 4.
"Labor Day, the first Monday in September.
"Columbus Day, the second Monday in October.
"Veterans Day, the fourth Monday in October.
"Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November.
"Christmas Day, December 25."
(b) Any reference in a law of the United States (in effect on the effective date of the amendment made by subsection (a) of this section) to the observance of a legal public holiday on a day other than the day prescribed for the observance of such holiday by section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, as amended by subsection (a), shall on and after such effective date be considered a reference to the day for the observance of such holiday prescribed in such amended section 6103(a).
SEC. 2. The amendment made by subsection (a) of the first section of this Act shall take effect on January 1, 1971.

Approved June 28, 1968.