STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, muscular dystrophy is a constant threat to the public health of our Nation; and
Whereas, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of the United States of America has been among the Nation's leaders in its effort to encourage public response to the needs for medical and scientific research into the causes and possible cure of muscular dystrophy; and
Whereas, research sponsored by the Tall Cedars of Lebanon at the Institute of Muscle Diseases in New York City offers hope that muscular dystrophy may become a disease of the past and many of our stricken citizens can return to normal lives; and
Whereas, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon continues its selfless devotion to the philanthropic principles of its founders through the participation of its members in civic projects throughout the Country; and
Whereas, House Joint Resolution 7, passed by the 122nd General Assembly, provides that in March of each year a week shall be designated as National Tall Cedars of Lebanon Week in the State of Delaware and authorizes the Governor of the State of Delaware to issue an appropriate proclamation marking this occasion;
Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period March 17 to March 23, 1968, as
NATIONAL TALL CEDARS OF LEBANON WEEK
in the State of Delaware, and urge the people of our State to acquaint themselves with the programs of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and to lend their support to its commendable efforts to combat muscular dystrophy.
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 5th day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-second.
CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor
Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State