STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, Greek Independence Day is an important event in the life of mankind and the history of nations; and
Whereas, people of Greek origin and descent have made a significant contribution to the principles of freedom and individual liberty which we enjoy in the United States; and
Whereas, the Greek nation throughout this century and before has been a staunch partner of the United States in many projects including two World Wars and Nato; and
Whereas, the culture bequeathed to us by the Greek nation and its people is the foundation of our own Democracy; and
Whereas, the citizens of Greece, inspired by Bishop Germanes 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 and their posterity the blessing of liberty; and
Whereas, after winning freedom they did rebuild their nation into a great economic and cultural center for humanity thereby recapturing the essence of their ancient glory and heritage;
Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby recognize that historic date and accomplishment by hereby proclaiming March 25, 1967, as
GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY
and call upon the citizens of the State to observe it with appropriate ceremony and respect and to extend congratulations to those among our number who are the proud possessors of Greek antecedents.
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 21st day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-first.
CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor
Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State