CHAPTER 411

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

RELATING TO JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY.

WHEREAS, John F. Kennedy, a truly great American, endowed with great talents, chose not to use his remarkable personal assets for personal gain but rather devoted his life to the services of his country and received as a reward an assassin's bullet, believed in a greater America and worked tirelessly towards that end; and

WHEREAS, he was a great supporter of arterial highways to bind the nation together and on November 14, 1963, dedicated the Delaware Turnpike as part of the nation's arterial highway system; and

WHEREAS, all the people of Delaware who have experienced a sense of personal loss in his death desire to express in some small way their sorrow over his tragic death and to honor his memory,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED that the Senate of the 122nd General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, requests the appropriate governmental bodies in the several states and in the federal government to rename the arterial limited access highway leading from Massachusetts to the nation's capital the "John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway" as a living tribute to this great and dedicated American.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be sent to the Governors of the several states concerned and to the appropriate federal officials.

Approved December 23, 1963.