CHAPTER 553

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

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 one day as an annual occasion to raise our 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 us who have more than our actual needs; and

WHEREAS, our three major faiths are again 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, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Thursday, November 25, 1965, be observed as

THANKSGIVING DAY

in Delaware, a day when with our families and friends we shall give thanks for our abundance. Let us share our good fortune with others and carry into positive action the spirit of brotherhood.

Let us close our places of business, display our national and state flags and together pray for that day when there shall be no famine, no bloodshed, no bitterness in a world united in praising the Almighty for His great Goodness to us all.

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) 11th day of October 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 ninetieth.

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor

Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State