STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the untimely death of Pope John XXIII was a tragic loss to people of all faiths; and
WHEREAS, his wonderful spirit, his dedicated leadership, and his devout love of his fellowmen generated a global warmth and understanding unprecedented in our history; and
WHEREAS, it is the sincere desire of Delawareans of all faiths to express the deep sorrow we feel,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby direct and proclaim that our National and State flags be flown at half-mast from all public buildings in Delaware on Thursday, June 6, 1963.
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 fifth day of June 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