CHAPTER 594

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4

EXTENDING THE SYMPATHY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE 127TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE UPON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON.

WHEREAS, the members of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware have noted with profound sorrow the death of former President Lyndon B. Johnson; and

WHEREAS, President Johnson was a man of the highest ideals and integrity, setting an honored example for the members of this body and all of the citizens of our state and our nation; and

WHEREAS, President Johnson served his country so well and so selflessly to the fullest extent of his talents as a U.S. Representative, as a U.S. Senator, as Vice-President and as Chief Executive; and

WHEREAS, President Johnson's inspiration to his countrymen will be sorely missed.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 127th General Assembly, of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that warm and sincere sympathy be extended to Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson and her family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the text of this Resolution be made a part of the Senate and House Journals of the 127th General Assembly and that a copy be forwarded to Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson and her family.

COMMENDING PRESIDENT NIXON FOR HIS EFFORTS IN OBTAINING A CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT AND ACCOMPLISHING A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT TO THE CONFLICT IN VIETNAM.

WHEREAS, on the evening of January 23, 1973, President Nixon announced that a Vietnam cease-fire will go into effect on Saturday, January 27, 1973 at 7 :00 p.m. E.S.T.; and

WHEREAS, all American troops will be withdrawn within 60 days and all American prisoners of war will return home for repatriation within that same time period; and

WHEREAS, the return of American prisoners of war has been a high priority consideration of the Paris peace talks; and

WHEREAS, the United States Military Command in Saigon has assured the President that repatriation will not end until every prisoner of war and those missing in action have been accounted for; and

WHEREAS, the government of South Vietnam has agreed in full with the settlement negotiated between the United States by special assistant Dr. Henry A. Kissinger and for the Government of North Vietnam by Politburo Le Duc Tho; and

WHEREAS, this peace settlement represents the ending of the longest war in United States history; and

WHEREAS, the continuation of this conflict has bitterly divided our great nation into factions; and

WHEREAS, the settlement of an honorable peace has insured that the 45,000 Americans who lost their lives in the hostilities in Southeast Asia have not died in vain; and

WHEREAS, the cease-fire agreement is a positive step towards the goal of ending man's inhumanity to man in Vietnam; and

WHEREAS, the diligent efforts of President Nixon in obtaining this peace in the face of criticism have been tireless; and

WHEREAS, all Americans can now be grateful and give thanks that the long and arduous Vietnam conflict is at an end; and

WHEREAS, it is the hope of the President that the termination of the Vietnam war will insure a lasting peace in that country, providing a generation of peace not only in Vietnam, but in all corners of the world; and

WHEREAS, it is also the wish of the President that the American people never again will have to endure the hardships, heartaches and tragedy that the brave mothers, fathers, wives, sons and daughters of those who fought, those who died and those who were prisoners of war in Vietnam have had to suffer; and

WHEREAS, a generation of peace is now truly at hand.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House concurring therein, that President Nixon is to be commended for his steadfastness in procuring an honorable peace with honor in Vietnam.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be entered into the House and Senate Journals and that a copy be forwarded to President Nixon in Washington, D.C.

Approved March 16, 1973.