Remarks on Signing a Bill Proclaiming Honorary United States Citizenship for Raoul Wallenberg of Sweden with President Reagan

22-09-1981

 


Note: The President Reagan spoke at 2:35 p.m. at the signing ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House. Participants in the ceremony included the Swedish Ambassdor and Mrs. Wilhelm Wachtmeister, Members of theSenate and House of Representatives, representatives of the Jewish community, and Mr. Wallenberg’s sister and brother, Nina Lagergren and Guy von Dardel, who came from Sweden for the ceremony. Also in attendance were Representative Tom Lantos of California, the principal sponsor of the resolution in the House of Representatives, and his wife. While a 16-year-old youth working for the Hungarian Underground, Representative Lantos was saved in Budapest by Mr. Wallenberg.

As enacted, S.J. Res. 65 is Public Law 97 – 54, approved October 5.
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