Proclamation 5574 --
Designation of the Rose as the National Floral Emblem of the
the President of the
Americans have always loved the flowers with which God decorates our land. More often than any other flower, we hold the rose dear as the symbol of life and love and devotion, of beauty and eternity. For the love of man and woman, for the love of mankind and God, for the love of country, Americans who would speak the language of the heart do so with a rose.
see proofs of this everywhere. The study of fossils reveals that the rose has
The American people have long held a special place in their hearts for roses. Let us continue to cherish them, to honor the love and devotion they represent, and to bestow them on all we we love just as God has bestowed them on us.
Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 159, has designated the rose as the
National Floral Emblem of the
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of November, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
with the Office of the Federal Register, ,