CHAPTER 561

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the Greek people have contributed immeasurably to the ideals of freedom and individual liberty as adopted in this country by the founding fathers; and

WHEREAS, the Greek nation has been a staunch ally of the United States in both World Wars of this century and has also joined with us in Nato for the defense of Europe and the preservation of freedom; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Greece, inspired by Bishop Germanos of Old Patras, did proclaim their freedom from the Turkish Empire on March 25, 1821, and did thereafter fight valiantly for eight years to secure to themselves the blessings of liberty; and

WHEREAS, after winning freedom they did rebuild their nation into a great trading and cultural center for humanity thereby recapturing much of the ancient glory for which they are justly famous:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, to give recognition and significance to that historic date, do hereby proclaim March 25, 1966, as

GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY

and call upon the citizens of the state to observe it appropriately by extending congratulations and felicitations to those among our number who are of Greek origin.

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) 24th day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-six, 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