Proclamation 5849 --
the President of the
from drunk driving on
are not remote statistics. Two out of every five individuals in the
Our risk is greater on weekends, when alcohol consumption is heavier, and greatest on holiday weekends. We must remember, as we celebrate, that alcohol can turn a holiday into a tragedy. The responsibility belongs to each of us to see that this does not happen.
we can begin with a single step, a single weekend, on which each of us can make
a commitment not to drink and drive, it may be that we can demonstrate how
individual commitments can produce life-saving results nationwide. Last year, a
coalition headed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving
sponsored the first
The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 350, has designated the Labor Day weekend beginning on September 3, 1988, as ``National Drive for Life Weekend'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of that weekend.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of August,
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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