The pied piper of ice cream
Wouldn’t you love to have Admiral Robert Dennison’s job? This Naval Aide to former President Truman is pictured distributing ice cream to the children of residents at Fort Jefferson National Monument during President Truman’s visit to the site in 1951.
Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States. It enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food. Over eight hundred and eighty-seven million gallons of ice cream were consumed in the United States in 1983 …
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim July 1984 as National Ice Cream Month and July 15, 1984, as National Ice Cream Day, and I call upon the people of the United States to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.