CHAPTER 720

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the first Monday in September has traditionally been set aside to honor America's labor force; and

WHEREAS, the strength of America's economic and social life rests in part upon the efforts and initiative of America's worker in every sort of trade and profession; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that this key segment of our population be honored by a holiday observed throughout the Nation; and

WHEREAS, Delaware, with its long history as a focus of industry and business, has a particular interest in rendering tribute to those who have played a significant role in its development;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare Monday, September 6, 1971, as

LABOR DAY

in Delaware, and urge residents of the First State to join me in tribute to our labor force and to take part in appropriate ceremonies in observance of this holiday. I request that the American Flag and the flag of the State of Delaware be properly displayed from all public buildings on this day.

FURTHER, I urge that all motorists drive with their headlights on from 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 3, through Monday, September 6, using low beams during the daylight hours, as a forceful reminder of the increased hazard of highway accidents during periods of heavy holiday traffic.

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 17th

(GREAT SEAL) day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-sixth.

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State