Proclamation 5696 -- 9 - 1 - 1 Emergency Number Day, 1987
the President of the
Protecting the lives and property of citizens is one of government's fundamental responsibilities. In times of emergency, citizens must have a quick and easy way to summon police and other rescue services. The 9 - 1 - 1 emergency telephone number fulfills this need and proves its value hundreds of times every day throughout our country.
1968, 9 - 1 - 1 was designated the universal emergency telephone number in
State and local governments have made a commitment to implement the 9 - 1 - 1 telephone system across our Nation as soon as possible. Some States have mandated that the system be operational by a certain date, while others have made much progress on a voluntary basis. These efforts to enhance the welfare and safety of our citizens deserve public recognition and every commendation.
Congress, by Public Law 99 - 448, has designated
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do
hereby proclaim September 11, 1987, as 9 - 1 - 1 Emergency Number Day. I call
upon the people of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of August,
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the
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Note: The proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on August 27.