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Text of A joint resolution designating September 13, 1989, as “Uncle Sam Day”.

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on November 9, 1988. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 9, 1988 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

102 STAT. 3340                  PUBLIC LAW 100-645—NOV. 9, 1988
                  Public Law 100-645
                  100th Congress
                                              Joint Resolution
 Nov. 9, 1988
                                Designating September 13, 1989, as "Uncle Sam Day".
[H.J. Res. 626]
                  Whereas Samuel Wilson of the City of Troy, New York, is accepted
                    as the progenitor of our national symbol. Uncle Sam;
                  Whereas Uncle Sam, the embodiment of Samuel Wilson, represents
                    the enterprising, idealistic, and strong spirit that is the backbone
                    of our Nation;
                  Whereas the symbol of Uncle Sam remains important to the identity
                    of our Nation among freedom-loving people of the world;
                  Whereas the people of the City of Troy have dedicated themselves to
                    the remembrance of Samuel Wilson and his role in American
                    history;
                  Whereas the City of Troy marks its 200th anniversary in 1989; and
                  Whereas September 13 is the birth date of Samuel Wilson: Now,
                    therefore, be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
                  United States of America in Congress assembled. That September
                  13, 1989, is designated as "Uncle Sam Day" in honor of Samuel
                  Wilson of the City of Troy, New York on the occasion of the 200th
                  anniversary of the City. The President is authorized and requested
                  to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States
                  to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
                    Approved November 9, 1988.




                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 626:
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988):
                      Oct. 21, considered and passed House and Senate.