Sunday, June 20, 1971

Father's Day - Richard Nixon - Proclamation 4054 - 85 Stat. 905

Proclamation 4054 of May 19, 1971

Father's Day, 1971

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

The fabric of American society is woven around the family and at the center of the family is the father.

Fatherhood can be one of the most enriching and most satisfying experiences in a man's life. But the role of the father is not an easy one. Often, his sacrifices are taken for granted, and—even at the times of greatest stress—he must always stand steady, providing the strength and stability on which a sound family life depends.

A man does not need to be applauded or given a citation for being a good father. Fatherhood is its own reward. But it is appropriate that the Nation pause every so often to recognize the contributions which the fathers of America have made to their families, their communities, and their country.

To that end, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 28, 1970, designated the third Sunday in June of 1971 as Father's Day and requested the President to issue a proclamation calling for its observance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, do hereby request that Sunday, June 20, 1971, be observed as Father's Day. I direct Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on that day, and I urge all citizens to display the flag at their homes and other suitable places.

I invite the governments of the States and communities to observe Father's Day with appropriate ceremonies and I urge our people to offer public and private expressions on that day of the abiding love and gratitude which they bear for the fathers of our land.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred ninety-fifth.

RICHARD NIXON

Sunday, June 13, 1971

Flag Day and National Flag Week - Richard Nixon - Proclamation 4055 - 85 Stat. 906

Proclamation 4055 of May 24, 1971

Flag Day and National Flag Week, 1971

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

On June 14, 1777—only months after the Declaration of Independence, and with four bitter years of the Revolutionary War still ahead—the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States of America. Like the Declaration itself, our flag began as an audacious assertion, crying out for proof.

With the passing decades the proof has come. One new freedom after another has enriched the flag's symbolism. But our vision of ideals to be realized has expanded as well, so that even now the flag speaks more of promise than of pride and looks more to tomorrow than to yesterday. And as long as America is a young Nation, this is the way it must be. Each generation must do its own proving.

The American flag today means what today's Americans make it mean. We have in our power to make it abroad the banner of peace, honor, generosity—at home the ensign of liberty, justice, opportunity. In these goals, all Americans can unite. To this work, each of us can dedicate himself—resolving that, on whatever else we may differ, the flag and its challenge are ours in common.

To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress by a joint resolution of August 3, 1949 (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as Flag Day and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation calling for its observance. By a joint resolution of June 9, 1966 (80 Stat. 194), the Congress also requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week and calling upon all citizens to display the flag of the United States on the days of that week.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the week beginning June 13, 1971, as National Flag Week, and I direct the appropriate Government officials to display the flag on all Government buildings during that week.

I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day with appropriate ceremonies and to fly the flag at their homes and other suitable places during Flag Week.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 24th day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred ninety-fifth.

RICHARD NIXON

Tuesday, June 1, 1971

Medical Library Association Day - Richard Nixon - Proclamation 4058 - 85 Stat. 909

Proclamation 4058 of June 1, 1971

Medical Library Association Day

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Since its establishment in 1898 as the only national professional organization in its field, the Medical Library Association has devoted itself to making the vast treasures of biomedical development accessible to science. The Association has been responsible for advancing the practice of medical library science, improving the professional standards of medical libraries, and maintaining a liaison with other organizations dedicated to the improvement of health.

As a tribute to our medical librarians, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 103, has requested the President to issue a proclamation designating June 1, 1971, as Medical Library Association Day.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Tuesday, June 1, 1971, as Medical Library Association Day.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred ninety-fifth.

RICHARD NIXON