CHAPTER 534

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, the United States has been blessed with abundance in all things; and

Whereas, it has been customary since the days of Plymouth Colony to set aside one day each year as an occasion to raise our prayers and Thanksgiving for the plenitude which has been bestowed upon us; and

Whereas, we continually strive for unity that joins us in a common effort to establish good will among all men, through recognition of Almighty God's beneficence to all of us; and

Whereas, our major faiths are again sponsoring "Share Our Surplus" programs to aid those in other lands who are less for-fortunate than ourselves; and

Whereas, support of these programs shows our own appreciation of the blessings we have received, thus providing an outstanding example of brotherhood; and

Whereas, Paragraph 501, Chapter 5, Title 1 of the Delaware Code, as amended, states that the fourth Thursday in each November shall be proclaimed as Thanksgiving Day and shall be observed as a legal holiday in "The First State";

Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 28, 1968, as

THANKSGIVING DAY

in Delaware, a day when with our families and friends we shall give thanks for our abundance, and carry into positive action the spirit of brotherhood, a day also when above all we should give thanks for the blessings of liberty and the spirit of freedom which prevails in our land.

Further, I urge our citizens to display our national and state flags, close our places of business and pray together for that clay when there shall be no famine, no bloodshed, in a world united in praising the Almighty for His greatness to all mankind.

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 8th day of November 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-third.

(GREAT SEAL)

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor

Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State