CHAPTER 507

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 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, 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; 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 are presently showing the meaning of being "our brother's keeper" by sponsoring Share-Our Surplus programs; and

WHEREAS, we all should joint in these programs 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, 1960, be observed as

THANKSGIVING DAY

On this day, let us visit the churches of our choice and give thanks for the abundance with which we have been showered, and let us share our good fortune with others so that we may carry into positive action the true spirit of brotherhood.

Also 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 tenth day of November 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-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State