CHAPTER 456

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to all the world that this new nation, conceived in the Spirit of Freedom under God, guaranteed to all men their inherent right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness; and

WHEREAS, this Declaration and the great country to which it gave birth stand as a fount of hope and promise for Americans and all the peoples of the world; and

WHEREAS, on this July 4th, patriotic Americans everywhere are being asked to help revive an old form of celebrating the anniversary of American Independence with the ringing of bells--from churches, from government buildings, from commercial buildings--recalling the joyous clangor that greeted news of this great history-making event 187 years ago;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Thursday, July 4, 1963, shall be observed in this State as

INDEPENDENCE DAY

FURTHER, I order that the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Delaware shall be properly displayed from all State and public buildings on this day, and I urge all our citizens to join in this display of our National and State colors in recognition of the significance of this great event in our history.

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 5th 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor

ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State