STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, The Tall Cedars of Lebanon of the United States of America has been among the Nation's leaders in its effort to encourage public response to the needs for medical and scientific research into the causes and possible cure of muscular dystrophy; and
WHEREAS, the public health of our Nation is constantly imperiled by this disease; 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 Tall Cedars of Lebanon continues its selfless devotion to the philanthropic principles of its Founders in the participation of its members in civic projects throughout the Country; and
WHEREAS, House Joint Resolution 7, passed recently by the 122nd General Assembly, provides that the week of March 15 to March 21, 1964, be designated as National Tall Cedars of Lebanon Week in the State of Delaware and authorizes the Governor of the State of Delaware to issue an appropriate proclamation marking this occasion:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period March 15 to March 21, 1964, as
NATIONAL TALL CEDARS OF LEBANON WEEK
in the State of Delaware, and urge the people of our State to acquaint themselves with the programs of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and to lend their support to its commendable efforts to combat Muscular Dystrophy.
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 24th day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-four, 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