CHAPTER 445

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

EXPRESSING APPRECIATION OF THE CITIZENS OF DELAWARE TO THE REPUBLIC OF FRANCE AND ITS PEOPLE FOR THE TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP AS SHOWN BY THE MERCI TRAIN CONTAINING GIFTS.

WHEREAS The Republic of France and the French people are sending the "Merci Train"--Train of Gratitude--consisting of forty nine (49) cars in appreciation and thanks for the train of necessities and supplies recently sent to them by the citizens of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of and thanks for Delaware's contribution previously made, a box car with gifts is to be detached from the "Merci Train" as it passes through Wilmington on Saturday, February 5th of 1949.

NOW THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

That the citizens of the State of Delaware by and through their duly elected Representatives accept with joy this token of friendship on the part of the French Republic and the French people, and do hereby re-affirm Delaware's respect for the courage of the French people, extend anew the helping hand of friendship, and cling fervently to the hope and expectation that the French Republic will have a speedy recovery from the ravages of the recent War.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor of the State of Delaware be directed to present this resolution to the French Committee accompanying the "Merci Train" asking that Committee in turn to transmit it to the President of the Republic of France and the French people.

Approved February 21, 1949