WHEREAS, the skills and contributions of American Labor are rightly and traditionally recognized on the first Monday in September; and

WHEREAS, American workers, through their initiative and ability, influence the economic well-being of the Nation and the quality of the products and services it produces; and

WHEREAS, Delaware workers are able and productive members of the community who have played a significant role in the development and progress of the State; and

WHEREAS, workers in Delaware and the Nation are deserving of high praise and should be honored with a holiday commemorating their accomplishments;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Monday, September 4, 1972, as


in Delaware, and urge all residents of the First State to join me in paying tribute to the men and women of our labor force and to take part in appropriate ceremonies in observances 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 all motorists driving on Delaware roads from 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 1 until daylight, Tuesday, September 5, to do so with their headlights on, using low beams during 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 11th

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

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor WALTON H. SIMPSON, Secretary of State