STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, on October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus first set foot on American soil thus opening a whole new world; and
Whereas, the search for further new worlds — on land, under the sea, and in outer space — is unending, carried on by both men and women; and
Whereas, by virtue of Title 1, Section 501, Delaware Code, Monday, October 13, is designated as the Legal Holiday for Columbus Day this year; and
Whereas, October 12 remains as the official date for celebrating Columbus Day; and
Whereas, this annual observance commemorates the bold exploits of Christopher Columbus and all other explorers; and also serves to remind us of the numerous benefits which are a part of our heritage derived by living in this fine Nation discovered 477 years ago;
Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, October 12, 1969, as
in Delaware, and pursuant to Delaware Code, Title 1, Section 501, as amended, to hereby recognize Monday, October 13, 1969, as the legal holiday in the State of Delaware in observance of Columbus Day. I further request that the American Flag and the Flag of the State of Delaware be flown on all public buildings on both days.
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 first day of October 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.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor
Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State