CHAPTER 864

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, since the days of Plymouth Colony in the year 1621, it has been the custom to set aside one day each autumn to utter prayers in Thanksgiving for the multitude of blessings Almighty God has bestowed upon this nation; and

Whereas, although the United States has always been abundantly blessed in all things, we are continually being challenged to strive to maintain peace and goodwill among all men; and

Whereas, by a joint resolution of Congress, and Paragraph 501, Chapter 5, Title 1 of the Delaware Code, the fourth Thursday of each November shall be proclaimed as Thanksgiving Day and shall be observed as a legal holiday;

Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 27, 1969, as

THANKSGIVING DAY

in Delaware, and urge that each resident, with his family and friends, raise hearts and voices in Thanksgiving for the plentitude and blessings of freedom which we enjoy in this country.

Further, I request that all citizens of The First State display the national and state flags, close their places of business, and pray to Almighty God for the day when no hunger or violence will exist in a peaceful world united in praise to a Supreme Being for his beneficence to all mankind.

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 10th day of November 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