CHAPTER 857

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, the United States' astronauts are enroute to the Moon; and

Whereas, they will, God willing, on Monday, July 21, 1969, become the first human beings to land on the Moon; and

Whereas, President Nixon has requested a national celebration of this historic occasion;

Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, by authority vested in me, do order that all State employees except those required for maintenance of public health and safety be excused for the entire day of Monday, July 21, 1969, so that they can participate, by observation and prayer, in this historic event; and I call on all Delawareans to use this occasion to reflect on the great importance of man setting and striving for lofty goals, and to dedicate ourselves to "reach for the Moon" as we work to solve our major problems here at home.

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 18th day of July 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-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor

Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State