STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, our late beloved President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, on November 22, 1963, gave his life in the service of his Nation; and
WHEREAS, it is given to us, the living, to carry forward the great works which he so courageously initiated; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the people of Delaware commemorate with humility and gratitude the spirit of our heroic statesman and President:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, by authority vested in me by the Constitution of the said State in that behalf, do order that Monday, November 25, 1963, shall be declared
A DAY OF MOURNING IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE when all schools, State Offices and State Agencies (except those required for public safety) shall be closed to enable all to observe this solemn day in our history with appropriate attendance of religious services in memory of our fallen President, and to give thanks to Almighty God for his life of dedicated service to all humanity; and
I FURTHER DECLARE a period of mourning throughout the State of Delaware for a period of thirty days, beginning November 22, 1963, when all National and State Flags shall be flown at half mast.
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 23rd 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