CHAPTER 477

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Almighty God has seen fit to bless our land with abundance in all things; and

WHEREAS, it has been customary since the times of the Plymouth Colony to set aside one day annually to join in prayer and thanksgiving for the many blessings 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 the acknowledgment of our Lord's graciousness to all of us; and

WHEREAS, there are in other lands those less fortunate who can barely earn their daily bread, and who need the assistance of those who have more than their actual needs; 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, by supporting these programs we will show the whole world our own appreciation for the blessings we have received and provide an outstanding example in peace and brotherhood;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Thursday, November 23, 1961, be observed as

"THANKSGIVING DAY"

in this State. On that day, let us visit the churches of our choice and give thanks for the abundance with which we have been showered. 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, 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, Elbert N. Carvel, 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 thirtieth day of October, 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-sixth.

(GREAT SEAL)

ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor

Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State