CHAPTER 346 - STATE OF DELAWARE - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

America approaches another Thanksgiving Day, and in accordance with the tradition founded by our forefathers in setting aside a day to give sincere thanks for the many blessings received and opportunities afforded during the year, also in accordance with the proclamation issued by the President of our country, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and set apart

Thursday, November 21st as

THANKSGIVING DAY

and ask that all of our people give grateful thanks to the Almighty Father for the blessings bestowed upon us. In the midst of our gratitude for the blessings we have, our hearts are filled with compassion for the nations of the world who are beset by peril, fear, hunger and oppression. Let us, therefore, pray to the Great Master that He may touch the hearts of those who hold the happiness of nations in their power so peace, hope and contentment may return to a troubled world.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of this State to be affixed at Dover this twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixty-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.