CHAPTER 463

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, we, as Americans—and particularly as citizens of one of the original thirteen colonies—should readily recognize and appreciate the contributions of those who by their efforts have strengthened the cause of freedom throughout the Free World; and

WHEREAS, the Centennial anniversary of the birth of Ignace Jan Palerewski, brilliant Polish pianist, composer, patriot and statesman, is presently being observed not only by people of Polish origin but also by all people who love freedom; and

WHEREAS, Delawareans, whose forebears were of the same origin as Ignace Jan Pedereswski, are, on January 8, 1961, presenting in the City of Wilmington a benefit concert as a Memorial to this great Polish statesman and musician; now

THEREFORE, I, DAVID P. BUCKSON, as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 8, 1961, as

PADEREWSKI DAY

in the State of Delaware and urge all our citizens to join with their neighbors of Polish origin in paying appropriate homage to the memory of this great artist and statesman.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, David P. Buckson, 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 third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-one and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

DAVID P. BUCKSON, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State