On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Belarusian Democratic Republic, President Dwight D. Eisenhower has sent his greetings to the Belarusian American community through Konstanty Mierlak, President of the Belarusian-American Association and Member of the Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic.
THE WHITE HOUSE
THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
March 15, 1958
Dear Mr. Mierlak:
The President has asked me to convey to you and to the members and friends of the Byelorussian-American Association his greetings and good wishes for the success of your convocation.
The enterprising spirit and many skills of our citizens of Byelorussian origin have made a substancial contribution to the greatness of our country.
Although celebration this year is being held in a period of peace, it is necessary to be ever on guard to the dangers that threaten the peace in today’s anxious world. In the effort to keep our country strong and prepared, we know our citizens of Byelorussian origin are doing their characteristically loyal share.