CHAPTER 563

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, April 14, 1966, will mark the seventy-sixth anniversary of the inter-American system freely established by the American Republics and known as the Organization of American States; and

WHEREAS, the United States and the other American Republics have been neighbors for almost two hundred years, and are equal partners and sovereign states within the inter-American System; and

WHEREAS, for decades differences among members have been settled at conference tables, thus giving proof of the effectiveness of the inter-American system; and

WHEREAS, the people of the United States consider themselves partners of the peoples of Latin America, sharing with them not only a common continent but a mutual and abiding aspiration for the achievement of a good and full life for every citizen of the Americas; and

WHEREAS, the nations of the Hemisphere are embarked, through the Alliance for Progress, in a relentless pursuit of a better life and quest for the social justice and human rights to which all the peoples of the Hemisphere are entitled:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of Delaware, do hereby proclaim, Thursday, April 14, 1966, as

PAN AMERICAN DAY

and the week beginning April 10, and ending April 16, as Pan American Week and call upon the citizens of Delaware to rededicate themselves during this period to the ideals of the inter-American system as embodied in the Charter of the Organization of American States, and to the goals of economic and social progress of the Charter of Punta del Este which are so firmly based on our common belief in the dignity of men and on our faith in freedom.

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) 9th day of April 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