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H.J.Res. 377 (99th): A joint resolution to designate December 5, 1985, as “Walt Disney Recognition Day”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Aug 23, 1986 (Passed Congress).

100 STAT. 832                    PUBLIC LAW 99-391—AUG. 23, 1986
                  Public Law 99-391
                  99th Congress
                                              Joint Resolution
 Aug. 23, 1986
                          To designate December 5, 1986, as "Walt Disney Recognition Day".
[H.J. Res. 377]
                  Whereas in 1986 there occurs the 31st anniversary of the founding
                    of Disneyland and the 15th anniversary of the founding of Disney
                  Whereas December 5, 1986, is the 85th anniversary of the birth of
                    the founder of Disneyland and Disney World, Walter Elias Disney;
                  Whereas the delightful characters created by Walt Disney, includ-
                    ing Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, have brought joy to several
                  Whereas Walt Disney used the characters he created to promote
                    family values and to teach civic and moral lessons;
                  Whereas the unceasing commitment of Walt Disney to excellence
                    led him to perfect animation as an art form;
                  Whereas Walt Disney produced nature documentaries that yielded
                    fascinating insights into the animal kingdom and emphasized the
                    importance of conserving the natural heritage of the Nation;
                  Whereas Walt Disney devoted an enormous amount of time and
                    resources to improving the quality of urban life in the United
                    States through the construction of Walt Disney World and Epcot
                  Whereas classic films produced by Walt Disney included Fantasia,
                    Bambi, and the first full-length animated cartoon. Snow White
                    and the Seven Dwarfs; and
                  Whereas Walt Disney was an American folk hero who became
                    famous worldwide: Now, therefore, be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                  States of America in Congress assembled, That December 5, 1986,
                  hereby is designated "Walt Disney Recognition Day", and the Presi-
                  dent of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a
                  proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe
                  such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
                    Approved August 23, 1986.

                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 377:
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                      Vol. 131 (1985): Dec. 3, considered and passed House.
                                       Dec. 6, considered and passed Senate, amended.
                      Vol. 132 (1986): Aug. 8, House concurred in Senate amendments.