CHAPTER 724

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the John Dickinson Rams Marching Band of Wilmington, Delaware, has been selected as one of the outstanding musical units in our State and has accepted an invitation to represent our State at the Festival of States to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, April 3 through April 9, 1972; and

WHEREAS, the Rams Marching Band is the only such musical unit from Delaware to receive an invitation to this event; and

WHEREAS, the Rams Marching Band is enhancing Delaware's reputation of developing young people of high moral character and fiber;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare the Rams Marching Band of John Dickinson High School, in Wilmington, as the official band of Delaware for the Festival of States celebration in St. Petersburg, Florida, and my personal ambassadors of good will from the citizens of Delaware to the people of Florida.

1N 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) fifteenth day of December 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

WALTON H. SIMPSON, Secretary of State