CHAPTER 442

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, for Delawareans of Ukrainian heritage the date, January 22, 1918, has special significance in that it was on this memorable occasion that the first Democratic Congress of an independent Ukrainian Government assembled in Kiev, capital city of Ukraine, and proclaimed Ukraine free and independent; and

WHEREAS, while the subsequent invasion of the Ukraine by a Communist Army resulted in a short-lived chapter in the annals of democratic government, the desire for freedom and independence still lives in the hearts and minds of the Ukrainian people; and

WHEREAS, this January 22 commemorates the Forty-second Anniversary of the establishment of a free Ukraine nation; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim January 22, 1960, as

UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

in the State of Delaware, and I urge Delawareans to join with their fellow Americans of Ukrainian extraction in commemorating the anniversary of the founding of a free democratic government in the Ukraine.

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-first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State