Proclamation 5720 -- Polish American Heritage Month, 1987
the President of the
October the people of the
Polish love of liberty manifested itself in the hard, early days of the
American Revolution when Polish freedom fighters such as Kosciuszko
and Pulaski stood with us for independence. They knew the profound truth that
freedom's cause is universal, that in struggling for our freedom they were
Today, as always, Americans stand in solidarity with the continuing Polish struggle for political, religious, and economic liberty. By advocating these precious freedoms so eloquently and forthrightly, His Holiness John Paul II and Lech Walesa have come to symbolize hope, justice, and human dignity to all Americans and to countless millions around the world. Their idealism, self-sacrifice, and devotion inspire us as we express our thanks to Polish Americans and our pride in our country's Polish heritage.
The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 135, has designated the month of October 1987 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 fifth day of October, in the
year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the
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