CHAPTER 498

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO ISSUE A PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MAY 29 JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY DAY AND MEMORALIZING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE GOVERNORS OF THE SEVERAL STATES TO ISSUE SIMILAR PROCLAMATIONS IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BIRTH OF PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY.

WHEREAS, May 29 marks the birth date of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy; and

WHEREAS, the life of President Kennedy has been, and will be forever, an inspiration to all Americans; and

WHEREAS, his life and example have set the highest standards of courage, devotion to duty and country and service to his fellowman, in the greatest traditions of this land; and

WHEREAS, his example of vigor and dedication to public service have been a major contributing factor in the renewal of the nation and in passing the torch. to the new generation thereby attracting the enthusiasm, intelligence and dedication of that generation, so sorely needed to insure the future of this land; and

WHEREAS, he was equally dedicated to the struggle for the betterment of mankind and to the fullness of participation by every citizen in all of the rights and privileges prized by Americans and to which this nation has been dedicated since its foundation; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that this inspiration and these ideals be commemorated by all citizens by a day of special observance in his honor and memory;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein that the Governor of the State of Delaware is hereby requested to issue a proclamation designating May 29 as "John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Day" in commemoration of the birth of President Kennedy, and the citizens of the State are requested to formulate and sponsor appropriate programs in honor of our late President; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the United States and the Governors of the several States are memorialized to issue proclamations designating May 29 as "John Fitzgerald Kennedy Day" in commemoration of the birth of President Kennedy; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State is directed to transmit a duly attested copy of this resolution to the President of the United States and to the Governors of the several States.

Approved June 7, 1966.