STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER THIRTY-FOUR
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
SUBJECT: Re: Agencies Closing on Tuesday, April 9, 1968
WHEREAS, the people of Delaware are greatly saddened by the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and
WHEREAS, the said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is to be interred on Tuesday, April 9, 1968; and
WHEREAS, many employees of the State of Delaware and many employees and students of our public school system would like to participate in appropriate memorial services and would like to join in a day of mourning; and
WHEREAS, it is hoped that all people in view of this great loss will now commit themselves to adjusting their legitimate social and economic grievances through the existing channels of our governmental institutions and through the use of non-violent means:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do order and direct that the State Board of Education declare the schools closed on Tuesday, April 9, 1968, except as to those employees who are still needed to perform essential functions, and it is further
ORDERED: that all State agencies be closed on Tuesday, April 9, 1968, except for those agencies required by statute to remain open on a continuing basis and those state agencies which require a skeleton work force for the performance of essential functions.
Approved this 8th day of April, 1968.
CHARLES L. TERRY, JR.
ELISHA C. DUKES
Secretary of State