STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, Almighty God has seen fit to bless our land with abundance in all things; and
WHEREAS, it has been customary since the days of the Plymouth Colony to set aside an annual occasion to rise in prayer and thanksgiving for the many blessings which have been bestowed upon us; and
WHEREAS, we should continuously strive for the unity that joins us in a common effort to establish good will among men, through the acknowledgment of our Lord's graciousness to all of us; and
WHEREAS, there are in other lands those less fortunate who can barely earn their daily bread, and who need the assistance of we who have more than our actual needs; and
WHEREAS, all faiths are demonstrating the meaning of being "our brother's keeper" by sponsoring Share-Our-Surplus programs; and
WHEREAS, support of these programs shows our own appreciation of the blessings we have received and provides an outstanding example of brotherhood; and
WHEREAS, Paragraph 501, Chapter 5, Title 1 of the Delaware Code, as amended, states that the fourth Thursday in each November shall be proclaimed as Thanksgiving Day and shall be observed as a legal holiday in this State:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Thursday, November 28, 1963, be observed as
in Delaware. This is a day to share with our loved ones in giving thanks for the abundance that we Americans enjoy today. Let us share our good fortune with others and carry into positive action the true spirit of brotherhood.
Let us close our places of business, display our national and state flags and in unison pray for that day when there shall be no famine, no bloodshed in a world united in praising the Almighty for His great Goodness to us all.
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 1st day of November 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-eighth.
ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor
ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State