March 21, 1983
THE USA MUST ARM AND TRAIN BRAVE MUSLIM FREEDOM FIGHTERS IN AFGHANISTAN TO RID THEIR NATION OF AN ILLEGAL OCCUPATION BY A BELLIGERENT SUPERPOWER!!!
Proclamation 5034 -- Afghanistan Day, 1983
By the President of the United States of America
The tragedy of Afghanistan continues as the valiant and courageous Afghan freedom fighters persevere in standing up against the brutal power of the Soviet invasion and occupation. The Afghan people are struggling to reclaim their freedom, which was taken from them when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December of 1979.
In this three-year period the Soviet Union has been unable to subjugate Afghanistan. The Soviet forces are pitted against an extraordinary people who, in their determination to preserve the character of their ancient land, have organized an effective and still spreading country-wide resistance. The resistance of the Afghan freedom fighters is an example to all the world of the invincibility of the ideals we in this country hold most dear, the ideals of freedom and independence...