STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, twenty-one years ago, on October 24, 1945, at San Francisco, California, representatives of this and other sovereign nations met and completed the organization of the United Nations ; and
WHEREAS, this assembly has as its principal purpose the establishment of greater understanding among nations through appropriate and open discussion of world problems at the conference table; and
WHEREAS, the United States of America entered this organization fully prepared to have its representatives meet those of other nations at all levels in order to bring about greater world-wide understanding over the years. The leaders of our Nation have repeatedly reiterated our faith in the aims of the United Nations as stated at San Francisco; and
WHEREAS, the United Nations has accomplished much through its many specialized agencies and has provided food for millions of starving people, reduced disease epidemics, raised educational and labor standards, and helped to improve and protect the rights of the individual. Through these activities, the United Nations has brought the people of the world closer together and has promoted better international understanding; and
WHEREAS, it is vital to the survival of humanity that every avenue of approach be explored in the effort to establish and maintain peace in the world. The effectiveness of the United Nations can be increased through greater public understanding of its aims and accomplishments, and free discussion of those problems that threaten the world peace.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of Delaware, do hereby declare October 24, 1966, as
UNITED NATIONS DAY
in Delaware and urge its citizens to join in an observance of the 21st anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. We will by this action re-affirm our faith in the ability of men of goodwill to sit down at the conference tables and resolve those problems which threaten world peace.
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) 27th day of September 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