Msg # 243
Date: 30 May 91 00:36:34
From: Christopher Baker
Subj: more Presidential documents
Title 3 -- Proclamation 6267 of April 3, 1991
The President National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day,
1991 and 1992.
By the President of the United States of America
The recent war in the Persian Gulf resulted in a great
and historic victory for the United States and its
coalition partners. While we celebrate the liberation of
Kuwait and the triumphant return of our courageous
troops, we also pause to remember, with solemn pride,
and appreciation, those service members who bore heavy
costs in this conflict. Among them are Americans who
were held as prisoners of war.
The worst kinds of treatment brought out the best in
in those American service men and women who were captured
during the fighting in the Persian Gulf region. Each
upheld the high standards of courage and conduct that we
have come to expect of our military personnel. Their
[in that order?] faith in Almighty God, their love of family, and their
[sez who?] deep sense of patriotism and self-discipline have been
and inspiration to us all.
... ... [poignant reminders, etc.]
The Congress, by Public Law 102-23, has designated April
9, 1991, and April 9, 1992, as "National Former Prisoner
of War Recognition Day" and has authorized and requested
the President to issue a proclamation in observance of
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United
States of America, do hereby proclaim April 9, 1991, and
April 9, 1992, as National Former Prisoner of War
Recognition Day. I call upon all Americans to join in
remembering former American prisoners of war and their
families, who have suffered at the hands of our enemies.
I also call upon Federal, State, and local government
officials and private organizations to observe this day
with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
third day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen
hundred and ninety-one, and of the Independence of the
United States of America the two hundred and fifteenth.
Federal Register: Vol. 56, No. 66; Friday, April 5, 1991.
once again a call for 'appropriate ceremonies and activities' [a standard
blurb on these things?]. would a parade with a former POW on a cross be good
enough for George? does 'observe' mean that other government officials must
endorse this proclamation and the language therein? [sigh]
--- D'Bridge B1046/00R
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