CHAPTER 729

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, this state and nation has been abundantly blessed during the past twelve months, when our farms produced great crops ; our workers enjoyed a full measure of employment and generally our citizens continue to be prosperous ; and

WHEREAS, it has been customary since the days of the Plymouth Colony to set aside one day annually to join in prayer and thanksgiving for those things which have been bestowed upon us ; and

WHEREAS, this year above all others we have reason to be grateful because our nation is at peace and has been spared from the turmoil of international conflicts ; and

WHEREAS, we should continuously strive for that unity which will join us in a common effort to establish good will among men, through our acknowledgment of Almighty God's graciousness to all of us;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and proclaim Thursday, November 25, 1954, as

THANKSGIVING DAY

As we gather with our families and friends on this day, to express our thanks for the many favors and privileges which we enjoy as American citizens, may we also think of others less fortunate and plan to share our abundance with those in foreign lands who struggle so valiantly for their daily bread.

May we also take special note as we gather in the Houses of Worship of our own choosing that as Americans we enjoy a heritage hitherto unknown to man, and let us pray for guidance

that we may always be worthy of this heritage by tempering our own lives with mercy and justice toward others with whom we are associated.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J.. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Eighteenth

(Great Seal) day of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-ninth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State