Proclamation 5590 -- United Way Centennial, 1887 - 1987
the President of the
Since earliest times, we Americans have joined together to help each other and to strengthen our communities. Our deep-rooted spirit of caring, of neighbor helping neighbor, has become an American trademark -- and an American way of life. Over the years, our generous and inventive people have created an ingenious network of voluntary organizations to give help where help is needed.
Way gives that help very well indeed, and truly exemplifies our spirit of
voluntarism. United Way has been a helping force in
Congress, by Public Law 99 - 612, has expressed gratitude to
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim heartfelt thanks to a century of Americans who have shaped and supported United Way, and encourage the continuation of its efforts.
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of December, in the
year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
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