CHAPTER 489

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, it is most appropriate that grateful Americans everywhere should pause on a designated "Memorial Day," to pay tribute to the hallowed 'memory of our heroic dead, and to honor those who served their Nation's cause and have since gone to their reward; and

WHEREAS, it is our solemn duty to perpetuate this custom, first established in 1868, by gathering in public places, before memorials and in cemeteries to pay our respect to the bravery, valor and sacrifices of those who fought and died that America might remain free; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States of America, by the authority of the Congress, has set aside May 30, 1962, as a day when we should honor the memory and deeds of our honored war dead; and

WHEREAS, Paragraph 501, Chapter 5, Title 1 of the Delaware Code provides that the Governor may issue a proclamation setting aside the 30th day of May in each year as Memorial Day;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, May 30, 1962, as

MEMORIAL DAY

and urge the people of our State to participate in exercises, grave-side ceremonies and other appropriate memorials in grateful remembrance of the sacrifices of our war dead.

FURTHER, I request that the Flag of the United States of America and of the State of Delaware shall be properly displayed from all state buildings and institutions on this day, with the national colors to be flown at half-mast until noon and then raised high for the remainder of the day as evidence that we, as loyal and patriotic Americans, so express our respect and honor to the memory of those who fought, suffered and died in defense of our freedom and the American way of life.

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 18th day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-two, 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