US presidential proclamation designating 18/04/78 as “Education Day”

92 STAT. 200

PUBLIC LAW 95-262—APR. 17, 1978

Public Law 95-262 95th Congress

Joint Resolution Apr. 17. 1978 [HJ. Res. 770]

Education Day, U.S.A. Designation authorization.

“To authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating April 18, 1978, as “Education Day, U.S.A.”

Whereas the Congress recognizes a need for the Nation to set aside on the calendar a day devoted to the importance of education to the lives of its citizens and to the general well-being of the Nation; and Whereas the Lubavitch Movement, which conducts educational activities at more than sixty centers in twenty-eight States as well as around the world, is especially committed to the advancement of education and has proposed the establishment of an “Education Day, U.S.A.“; and Whereas world Jewry marked in 1977 the seventy-fifth birthday of the revered and renowned Jewish leader, the head of the worldwide Lubavitch Movement, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who proclaimed on that occasion a “Year of Education*’; and Whereas the seventy-sixth birthday of this celebrated spiritual leader will occur on April 18, 1978, thus concluding the year of Lubavitch Movement activities dedicated to the “Year of Education” and the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s milestone birthday. Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation designating April 18, 1978, as “Education Day, U.S.A.”

Approved April 17, 1978.


CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 124 (1978): Apr. 11, 12, considered and passed House. Apr. 13, considered and passed Senate.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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