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Proclamations

Proclamations are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.

Proclamations are intended for individuals outside of the government, while executive orders are intended for individuals within the government. Tables that are part of the proclamations are not included in this web site, please see the Code of Federal Regulations for the tables.

Proclamation 2698
WHEREAS on August 14, 1945, the victory of the Allied Nations was consummated by the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of the Empire of Japan, which terminated a conflict world-wide in scope and freed the people of the world from the threat of…
Proclamation 2699
WHEREAS the Secretary of the Interior has adopted and submitted to me the following amendments of the regulations approved by Proclamation No. 2616 of July 27, 1944, as amended, relating to migratory birds and game mammals included in the terms of the…
Proclamation 2700
WHEREAS fires threaten this year to exact the greatest toll of lives and the greatest waste of material resources that our nation has ever experienced; and WHEREAS this destruction is taking place at a time when the entire world is faced with…
Proclamation 2701
WHEREAS September 19, 1946 marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of President Washington's Farewell Address to the American people, in which the Father of our Country, in announcing his intention to retire from political office, gave his fellow…
Proclamation 2702
WHEREAS all lands in public ownership within the area hereinafter described are within six miles of the exterior boundaries of the Deschutes National Forest and have been found by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to be…
Proclamation 2703
WHEREAS the people of this Nation are determined to do their utmost to restore to normal living those of their countrymen who have become physically handicapped and to assist them in developing their potential power for service to themselves and to their…
Proclamation 2704
WHEREAS Count Casimir Pulaski, Polish patriot who came from overseas to fight for the freedom of America, gave his life on October 11, 1779, as a result of wounds received while making a gallant cavalry charge at the siege of Savannah; and WHEREAS the…
Proclamation 2705
WHEREAS Christopher Columbus is to be remembered as a man who " * * * found a world, and had no chart, Save one that faith deciphered in the skies;" and WHEREAS we who are even now engaged in searching out a new world of peace and justice and respect…
Proclamation 2706
WHEREAS on October 23, 1946, the United Nations will convene in General Assembly at the seat of that organization in this country; and WHEREAS weighty and urgent problems, left in the wake of a devastating war and imposed by the need to establish an…
Proclamation 2707
WHEREAS air mail has furnished a fresh opportunity for the interchange of thought, and the mail airplane, winging its way to the furthermost places, has become an emissary of peace and social progress; and WHEREAS the Post Office Department has planned…
Proclamation 2708
WHEREAS the long-term housing shortage and the war have combined to create an unprecedented emergency shortage of housing, particularly for veterans of World War II and their families; and WHEREAS section 1 of the Veterans' Emergency Housing Act of 1946…
Proclamation 2709
At this season, when the year is drawing to a close, tradition suggests and our hearts require that we render humble devotion to Almighty God for the mercies bestowed upon us by His goodness. Devoutly grateful to Divine Providence for the richness of…
Proclamation 2710
WHEREAS the Armistice of November 11, 1918, silenced the guns of World War I and brought to humanity hope and promise that the wars of nation against nation were at an end; and WHEREAS although that hope and promise were shattered by the Axis aggressors…
Proclamation 2711
WHEREAS November 19, 1946, marks the eighty-third anniversary of the delivery by Abraham Lincoln of the immortal Gettysburg Address; and WHEREAS those classic lines are enshrined forever in the hearts of all Americans; and WHEREAS President Lincoln's…
Proclamation 2712
WHEREAS Proclamation No. 2599 of November 4, 1943, (1) entitled "Merchandise in General-Order and Bonded Warehouses," authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to extend the warehousing periods for imported merchandise prescribed in sections 491, 557 and…
Proclamation 2713
WHEREAS December 15, 1946, marks the one hundred and fifty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights; and WHEREAS that covenant, which was written into our Constitution by the first ten amendments, guarantees to the American people freedom…
Proclamation 2714
With God's help this nation and our allies, through sacrifice and devotion, courage and perseverance, wrung final and unconditional surrender from our enemies. Thereafter, we, together with the other United Nations, set about building a world in which…
Proclamation 2715
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 as amended by section 31 of the act of August 24, 1935, 49 Stat. 750, 773, as amended by section 5 of the act of February 29, 1936, 49 Stat. 1148, 1152, and as reenacted by…
Proclamation 2716
WHEREAS the American National Red Cross, traditional friend and counselor of the serviceman and the veteran, furnishes comfort and renewed hope to our sick and wounded in hospitals and provides morale-building welfare and recreational facilities for our…
Proclamation 2717
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