36 U.S. Code § 120. National Defense Transportation Day

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation—
designating the third Friday in May as National Defense Transportation Day; and
urging the people of the United States, including labor, management, users, and investors, in all communities served by the various forms of transportation to observe National Defense Transportation Day by appropriate ceremonies that will give complete recognition to the importance to each community and its people of the transportation system of the United States and the maintenance of the facilities of the system in the most modern state of adequacy to serve the needs of the United States in times of peace and in national defense.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



May 16, 1957, Pub. L. 85–32, 71 Stat. 30.

In clause (2), the words “any of”, “by land, by sea, and by air”, and “and every” are omitted as unnecessary.