Proclamation 5818 -- Just Say No Week, 1988
the President of the
This year again we observe a period of time to reflect on our efforts as individuals and as a Nation to create a drug-free society. We do so in the knowledge that we have both cause for hope and cause to redouble our efforts.
Dedicated law enforcement officers and government personnel continue to fight the drug traffickers here and abroad who make war on all of us. Families, churches, schools, and communities are fostering wholesome and healthy attitudes and behavior that are guiding young and old alike. Public opinion polls and other measures show an increasing awareness of the seriousness of illegal drug use and alcohol abuse. And more and more of us see in our American heritage of faith, freedom, spiritual values, and personal achievement a true, rewarding way of life that far outstrips the false, harmful, and joyless path of drug addiction.
During Just Say No Week this year, on May 11, children across our land will take part in a national ``Just Say No'' walk against drugs. This week of observance is an excellent time for each of us to commend -- and to assist -- the young people of our country and all of the parents, educators, and so many other Americans who continue to develop and carry out efforts against illegal drug use and alcohol abuse.
Congress, by House Joint Resolution 545, has designated the week of May 8
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of May, in the year
of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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