CHAPTER 854

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, it is fitting we honor our fathers with a special day; and

Whereas, it is the fathers of our country who made essential contributions to this republic through their teachings and constant love of liberty; and

Whereas, it is the fathers who are, the year-around, concerned for our Nation and the challenges it faces, and it is they who are continually striving to find new methods for strengthening this country and its democratic institutions; and

Whereas, we have always venerated the father as the leader of the home; the builder of a good family life; the teacher for our children in the importance of morals, honesty, faith and peace;

Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the

State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, June 15, 1969, as

FATHER'S DAY

and urge all residents of the First State to observe the day in a house of worship by displaying the American Flag, and appropriately commemorating the Father in your homes. I further remind you that fathers are working for us every day; let us honor them as often.

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 2nd day of June 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor

Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State