CHAPTER 774

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the Almighty Provider has seen fit to bless our land with abundance in the things we grow and make and use ; and

WHEREAS, it is quite proper that we set aside one day on which to praise God and thank Him for our bounty as did our very earliest American settlers; and

WHEREAS, there are in other lands those less fortunate who can barely earn their daily bread, and need the assistance of individuals who have more than their actual needs demand; and

WHEREAS, our religious groups of all faiths have shown the meaning of being "our brother's keeper" by planning a Share-Our-Surplus program which is world-wide; and

WHEREAS, I urge that all of us join in this program to show our own appreciation for blessings bestowed upon us, now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Thursday, November 24, 1955, be observed as

THANKSGIVING DAY

Let us visit the churches of our choice and give thanks for the peace which is ours today, and remember with grateful prayer the abundance with which we have been showered.

And may we also give more thought to sharing our good fortune with others so that we may carry into positive action the true spirit of the brotherhood of mankind, accompanied by the traditional friendship and compassion which Americans always show toward their fellowmen.

Let us close our places of business, our shops and offices, display our national and state flags and in unison pray for the day when throughout the world there shall be no famine, no misery and no bloodshed--but a world united in praising the Almighty for His great goodness to us all.

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 Seventeenth

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

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