CHAPTER 721

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Christopher Columbus first set foot on New World soil on October 12, 1492; and

WHEREAS, our annual commemoration of the discovery of the American continents serves to remind us that explorations in the past, and in our own Space Age, are carried on by men with vision, and nations with courage; and

WHEREAS, Title 1, Section 501 of the Delaware Code, as amended, sets aside the second Monday in October as a legal holiday to pay tribute to Christopher Columbus;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 11,1971,as

COLUMBUS DAY

in Delaware, and urge all residents of the First State to mark the day with appropriate ceremonies. I request that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Delaware be flown on all public buildings on this day.

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

(GREAT SEAL) 22nd day of September 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