WHEREAS the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate
(the House of Representatives concurring), That the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the
officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States
to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe
Thursday, November 11, 1954, as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so
valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of
promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain. I also direct the appropriate officials of the Government to
arrange for the display of the flag of the United States on all public buildings on Veterans Day.