Proclamation 5774 -- Department of Commerce Day, 1988
the President of the
year marks the 75th year of service to our Nation by the United States
Department of Commerce; three-quarters of a century ago, on
Throughout this century the Department of Commerce has helped Presidents and the Congress develop policies to support our economic growth, our scientific and technological advancement and security, and our international trade. The Department provides business and government planners with critical data they need for intelligent decision-making, urges inventors and entrepreneurs to bring products to the marketplace, encourages firms to seek legitimate export opportunities, and makes sure that fair trade laws are enforced vigorously. The Department of Commerce also supplies oceanic information and formulates telecommunications and information policy.
The employees of the Department of Commerce have always reflected the finest traditions of public service. That was surely true of the Department's late Secretary, Malcolm Baldrige, and our present Secretary, C. William Verity, Jr.
In recognition of the contributions of the Department of Commerce and the dedication of its officers and employees, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 251, has designated March 4, 1988, as ``Department of Commerce Day'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of that day.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of March, in the
year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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