Proclamation 5859 -- National Hispanic Heritage Week, 1988
the President of the
the centuries and all around our land, people of Hispanic descent from
Americans give many gifts to our Nation, such as perpetuating the traditions of
their ancestral homelands and offering a great array of talents and insights as
they achieve and excel in every area of endeavor. But perhaps their most
notable gift is their testimony about the power of the American dream to
inspire miracles. The accomplishments of Hispanic Americans through the years
remind all of us that in
This is good reason during National Hispanic Heritage Week for every citizen who loves our Nation to salute Hispanic Americans. We should do so in gratitude for their love of this country and for the many ways they have expressed that love in accordance with the creed, ``Creemos en milagros -- we believe in miracles.''
In recognition of the outstanding achievements of Hispanic Americans, the Congress, by Joint Resolution approved September 17, 1968 (Public Law 90 - 498), has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating the week including September 15 and 16 as ``National Hispanic Heritage Week.''
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 13th day of September, in the
year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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