STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, nearly 18,500,000 American men and women are 65 years old and over; and
WHEREAS, the number of people over 65 continues to mount at an accelerated rate with almost 3900 citizens reaching age 65 every day; and
WHEREAS, we have a responsibility to provide the leadership that will help discover ways and means for our older citizens to enjoy life and health with the dignity they have earned; and
WHEREAS, we should all avail ourselves of the invaluable experience that they possess; and
WHEREAS, President Johnson has recently proclaimed the month of May as Senior Citizens Month:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, in keeping with the President's proclamation, do hereby proclaim the month of May as
SENIOR CITIZEN'S MONTH
and urge all Delawareans to seek and find areas of useful activity for the elderly. By so doing we can pay our gratitude and respect for, their contribution to our community in years past and insure that their lives will continue to be fruitful.
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) 5th day of May 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