STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, The Tall Cedars of Lebanon of the United States of America continue its selfless devotion to the philanthropic principles of its Founders through participation of its members in civic projects throughout this Nation; and
WHEREAS, Members of this public-spirited fraternal organization have assumed leadership in the continuing effort to encourage public response to the needs for medical and scientific research into the causes and possible cure of muscular dystrophy, a disease that imperils the health of many Americans; and
WHEREAS, Research units sponsored by the Tall Cedars of Lebanon at the Institute of Muscle Diseases in New York City offer hope that an effective method of combating muscular dystrophy may be found; and
WHEREAS, the 122nd General Assembly of the State of Delaware has, by passage of House Joint Resolution #2, designated the week of March 17 to March 23, 1963, for the observance as National Tall Cedars Week in the State of Delaware, and has authorized and requested the Governor of the State of Delaware to issue a proclamation "calling upon all citizens of the State of Delaware to acquaint themselves with the programs of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and to lend their support to its efforts wherever possible"; now,
THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the period March 17 to March 23, 1963, as
NATIONAL TALL CEDARS WEEK
in the State of Delaware and urge all Delawareans to participate in its observance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carve], 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 fifteenth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-seventh.
ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor
ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State