Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954

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Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower  | Date: April 30, 1954

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Memorandum Directing the Departments and Agencies to Take Part in a Civil Defense Test Exercise.
April 30, 1954

To the Heads of all Departments and Agencies:

On June 14 and 15, 1954, a nation-wide Civil Defense test exercise will be held in cooperation with the Dominion of Canada. United States Territories and Possessions will also participate.

The task of civil defense is vital to our national life. It demands preparedness that can do more than limit the damage of a war-time disaster. It means developing a preparedness, a vigilance, so impressive as to deter aggression itself. This awareness must touch every community, every citizen of our land.

Therefore, I hereby direct each department and agency of the Executive Branch of the Government, both at the national and field level, to take part in this civil defense exercise, to cooperate fully with Federal, State and local civil defense authorities, and to the extent feasible under the terms of Executive Order, dated April 22, 1954, to authorize the release of Federal employees who are enrolled in local civil defense organizationsto perform such civil defense duties as are assigned during this exercise.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

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Chicago: Dwight D. Eisenhower, "98 Memorandum Directing the Departments and Agencies to Take Part in a Civil Defense Test Exercise.," Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1118 448. Original Sources, accessed September 20, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DARC8VEALC9V3P7.

MLA: Eisenhower, Dwight D. "98 Memorandum Directing the Departments and Agencies to Take Part in a Civil Defense Test Exercise." Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1118, page 448. Original Sources. 20 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DARC8VEALC9V3P7.

Harvard: Eisenhower, DD, '98 Memorandum Directing the Departments and Agencies to Take Part in a Civil Defense Test Exercise.' in Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1118, pp.448. Original Sources, retrieved 20 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DARC8VEALC9V3P7.