CHAPTER 540

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, on April 14, 1965, the peoples of the Western Hemisphere will observe the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the organization for inter-American cooperation known as the Organization of American States; and

WHEREAS, for nearly three-fourths of a century this organization has provided a framework for the formulation and implementation of cooperative measures for social improvement and economic development to help meet the desires and needs of those in the Western Hemisphere for a better way of life; and

WHEREAS, through the O.A.S., free and democratic institutions in the American Republics have been preserved and strengthened; and

WHEREAS, during the past four years, the imagination of these neighbors has been stimulated by the Alliance for Progress, which provides additional means by which member-nations of the Organization of American States may draw closer together in cooperative efforts to implement economic, educational and social reforms ; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of the importance and the accomplishments of the Organization of American States the President of the United States of America has proclaimed Wednesday, April 14, 1965, as Pan American Day, and the period from April 18 to April 24, 1965, as Pan American Week:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, April 14, 1965 as

PAN AMERICAN DAY and the period April 18 to April 24, 1965 as

"PAN AMERICAN WEEK"

and request that our schools, churches, patriotic and historical societies, and other institutions and organizations commemorate these occasions with ceremonies that serve to recognize the historical ties and friendly relations which unite us with the citizens of other American Republics.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., 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

(GREAT SEAL) 8th day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-ninth.

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor

Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State