Proclamation on the Selective Service Registration by U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt.
Washington DC USA Date:1940, September 16 Duration:2 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
Proclamation by American President Franklin D Roosevelt on the Selective Service Registration. President Roosevelt delivers a radio message to American citizens from the White House in Washington DC, USA. He says that "There is both the opportunity and the need for many thousands to assist in listing the names and addresses of the millions who will enroll on registration day at school houses, polling places and town halls. The Congress has enacted a law establishing a selective method of augmenting American Armed Forces. Young men should come from the factories and the fields, the cities and the towns, to enroll their names on the registration day. Everyone should renew within their hearts the conception of liberty. Americans should resolve to hold high the torch of freedom in this darkening world so that our children and their children may not be robbed of their rightful inheritance."
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