Proclamation 5839 -- United States-Canada Days of Peace and Friendship, 1988
the President of the
enduring friendship between the American and Canadian peoples is based on our
similar aspirations for liberty, justice, individual rights, and democratic
values. Our governments differ in form but embody these same principles. Bound
by a common vision of the future, the
friendship is reflected as well in our extensive trade with each other.
July 2 and 3 are an especially good time to commemorate the unique relationship between Americans and Canadians, because these two days fall between beloved holidays -- Canada Day on July 1 and America's Independence Day on the Fourth of July. May our celebration of U.S.-Canada Days of Peace and Friendship ever remind us of the history of mutual goodwill that unites us and of the sacrifices so many have made in each country for the freedom, justice, and peace we cherish.
The Congress of the United States, by House Joint Resolution 587, has designated July 2 and 3, 1988, as ``United States-Canada Days of Peace and Friendship'' 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 1st day of July, in the year
of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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