Proclamation 5704 --
National Year of Friendship With
the President of the
settlers first arrived in this country in 1638, when Nordics, many of them
To commemorate the relationship between the peoples of Finland and the United States on the 350th anniversary of New Sweden, the Congress, by Public Law 99 - 602, has designated 1988 as ``National Year of Friendship with Finland,'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in its observance.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of September,
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the
[Filed with the Office
of the Federal Register, ,
Note: The proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on September 18.