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                        Presidential Documents 


Federal Register
Vol. 59, No. 230
Thursday, December 1, 1994

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Title 3--
The President
                Proclamation 6758 of November 29, 1994

 

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 1994

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Fifty-three years ago, the quiet of a Sunday morning 
                was shattered by a surprise attack against units of the 
                U.S. Armed Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 
                After the attack, more than 2,400 Americans were dead 
                or missing, including 68 civilians. Another 1,000 
                people were wounded.

                December 7, 1941, marked the beginning of America's 
                involvement in World War II--a war that fundamentally 
                reshaped the international geopolitical landscape, as 
                well as the economic, political, and cultural 
                institutions of our Nation. It involved America in a 
                worldwide battle against the forces of fascism and 
                oppression. It ended forever our country's isolation 
                from world events.

                Those Americans who remember World War II have a 
                profound responsibility: to pass on the lessons of that 
                conflict to the generations that have followed. Never 
                again can America be unprepared, or permit an aggressor 
                to threaten our vital interests, or isolate itself from 
                events of global significance. America must be a leader 
                in the continuing struggle for lasting peace. As 
                President John F. Kennedy affirmed:

                ``Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or 
                ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet 
                any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in 
                order to assure the survival and the success of 
                liberty.''

                During World War II, more than 400,000 Americans made 
                the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the continued survival 
                of our Nation and the precious gift of peace. On this 
                day, we give thanks to the noble veterans of World War 
                II for the priceless liberty they helped to secure. For 
                them, for their children, and for all the inheritors of 
                democracy, we must remain ever vigilant in the defense 
                of freedom.

                The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, has designated 
                December 7, 1994, as ``National Pearl Harbor 
                Remembrance Day.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 
                7, 1994, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I 
                urge all Americans to observe this day with appropriate 
                programs, ceremonies, and activities in honor of the 
                Americans who served at Pearl Harbor. I also ask all 
                Federal departments and agencies, organizations, and 
                individuals to fly the flag of the United States at 
                half-staff on this day in honor of those Americans who 
                died as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of November, in the year of our Lord 
                nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the 
                Independence of the United States of America the two 
                hundred and nineteenth.

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[FR Doc. 94-29743
Filed 11-29-94; 4:08 pm]
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