STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, on November 11, 1918, an armistice terminated hostilities in World War I; and
Whereas, in the y ears that followed, this date was set aside each year to commemorate the sacrifice of those who lost their live s in that conflict; and
Whereas, by an Act of Congress of June 1, 1954 , the name was changed to Veterans' Da y and its observance expanded to include tribute to all men and women who, as members of our Armed Forces, participated in the defense of our Nation; a nd
Whereas, Title 1 , Section 501 of the Delaware Code, sets aside the eleventh of November as a legal holiday in the State of Delaware;
NOW , THEREFORE, I, Ru sse ll W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim November 11, 1970, as
in Delaware and urge residents of the First State to honor those who have served our Country in the cause of freedom. I request that the American and Dela war e flags be properly displayed on a ll State buildings and institutions on this day and urge all patriotic, veterans and community organizations to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies.
Further, I encourage all residents of the State of Delaware to meet with our neighbors from New Jerse y for annual Veterans' Day exercises to be held at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Plaza, Sunday, November 8, 1970 , at 2:00 p.m.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Ru sse ll 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 Dov er this fourth day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy, and of the Independ ence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety - fifth.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor;
Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretar y ' of State