CHAPTER 858

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, the first Monday in September is traditionally set aside to honor America's labor force; and

Whereas, the American worker is continually striving to raise his standard of living, not only for himself but for others as well; and

Whereas, Delaware is one of the Nation's highest per capita personal income states; and

Whereas, the existing labor-management relationship in our state is such that it assures continuing economic growth, as well as maintaining a high level of employment; and

Whereas, it is fitting that those persons who are of such vital importance to our State's economy be honored in a fitting manner.

Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Monday, September 1, 1969, as

LABOR DAY

in Delaware and I urge that all residents of the First State join with me in saluting our labor force with appropriate ceremonies I order that the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Delaware shall be properly displayed from all government and public buildings on this day.

Further, I urge that all motorists drive with their headlights on from 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1, 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, 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 fifteenth day of August 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