CHAPTER 369

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the citizens of the State of Delaware being fully aware of the need for American defense, both ideologically and materially, and being aware that it is urgently necessary that a united stand be taken against any enemy which seeks to destroy us; and

WHEREAS, among the citizens of Delaware there are many Americans of Ukrainian heritage to whom January 22, 1918, is a memorable day in that the first Democratic Congress of the independent Ukrainian Government elected delegates who assembled in Kiev, capital city of Ukraine, at which time a free and independent Ukraine was proclaimed; and

WHEREAS, the subsequent invasion and penetration of the Ukraine by the Communist Army resulted in a short-lived chapter in the annals of democratic government; and

WHEREAS, January 22, 1959, commemorates the Forty-First Anniversary of the establishment of the free Ukraine nation; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim January 22, 1959, as

UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE

and the State of Delaware does hereby join with all Americans of Ukrainian heritage in commemorating this cherished day as a milestone in the observance of free and democratic government.

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 twenty-second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-third.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State