STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, on April 14, 1968, the peoples of the Western Hemisphere will observe the seventy-eighth anniversary of the founding of the organization for inter-American cooperation known as the Organization of American States; and
Whereas, for more than three-fourths of a century this organization has provided a framework for the formulation and implementation of co-operative measures for social improvement and economic development to help meet the desires and needs of those in the Western Hemisphere for a better way of life; and
Whereas, through the O.A.S., free and democratic institutions in the American Republics have been preserved and strengthened; and
Whereas, during the past seven years, the imagination of these neighbors has been stimulated by the Alliance for Progress, which provides additional means by which member-nations of the Organization of American States may draw closer together in cooperative efforts to implement economic, educational and social reforms; and
Whereas, in recognition of the importance and the accomplishments of the Organization of American States the President of the United States of America has proclaimed Sunday, April 14, 1968, as "Pan American Day," and the period from April 14 to April 20, 1968, as "Pan American Week";
Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, April 14, 1968, as
PAN AMERICAN DAY
and the period April 14 to April 20, 1968, as
PAN AMERICAN WEEK
and request that our schools, churches, patriotic and historical societies and other institutions and organizations commemorate these occasions with ceremonies that serve to recognize the historical ties and friendly relations which unite us with the citizens of other American Republics.
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 11th day of March 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