CHAPTER 525

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, it is highly appropriate that grateful Americans everywhere should pause on Memorial Day to venerate the hallowed memory of our heroic war dead, and to honor those who served their Nation's cause and have since gone to their reward; and

Whereas, it is our solemn duty to perpetuate this custom, first established one hundred years ago, by gathering in public places, before memorials and in cemeteries to pay tribute to the valor and sacrifices of those who fought and died that America might remain free; and

Whereas, the President of the United States of America, by the authority of the Congress, has set aside May 30, 1968, as a day when we should honor the memory and deeds of our valiant fallen war heroes; and

Whereas, Paragraph 501, Chapter 5, Title 1 of the Delaware Code provides that the Governor may issue a proclamation setting aside the 30th day of May in each year as Memorial Day;

Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Thursday, May 30, 1968, as

MEMORIAL DAY

and urge the people of our state on this day to participate in exercises, graveside ceremonies and other appropriate memorials in grateful remembrance of the sacrifices of our war dead;

Further, I request that the Flag of the United States of America and of the State of Delaware be properly displayed from all state buildings and institutions on this day, with the national and state colors to be flown at half-mast throughout the day as evidence that we, as loyal, patriotic Americans, remain faithful to the memory of those who fought, suffered and died in defense of freedom; I further request that all motorists drive with their headlights on from 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 29th, through Sunday, June 2nd, using low beams during the daylight hours, to forcefully remind us of the mounting highway accidents leading to far too many fatalities.

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 May 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor

Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State