Proclamation 5548 -- Polish American Heritage Month, 1986
the President of the
October, we celebrate Polish American Heritage Month in the
military genius of Kosciuszko and Pulaski was
essential in the defense of our freedoms in the Revolutionary War. Since then,
Mankind's desire for liberty is universal. We are, as a country, linked with the Polish people in love for individual liberty, faith, and defense of the family. We share unstinting devotion to political and religious freedom, as expressed so courageously by Pope John Paul II and Lech Walesa.
have supported the aspirations of Poles in recent years for a greater voice in
determining their nation's destiny. We welcome the recent general amnesty for
political prisoners in
Polish Americans celebrate their cultural and spiritual values across the
country during Polish American Heritage Month, all Americans can express
The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 547, has designated the month of October as ``Polish American Heritage Month'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this event.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of October, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
with the Office of the Federal Register, ,
Note: The proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on October 14.