STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, Dwight David Eisenhower departed this life on March 28, 1969; and
Whereas, he served the people of this Nation with outstanding distinction as President; and
Whereas, he served the people of this Nation with outstanding distinction as a Soldier; and
Whereas, he was an inspiring Leader in Peace and in War, and;
Whereas, through his long career of public service his conduct was an inspiration and example to all Americans; and
Whereas, he was a great human being of warmth and integrity and honor;
Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, by authority vested in me by the Constitution of the said State in that behalf, do order that all Flags on State Buildings be flown at half-mast for a 30-day period ending Sunday, April 27; and that all State employees except those required for public safety be excused at noon on Monday, the day of National Mourning declared by President Nixon, and I urge that all Delawareans honor President Eisenhower's memory with appropriate Memorial services.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Russell W. Peterson, 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 28th day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-third.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor
Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State