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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23

COMMENDING THE FOUR FINALISTS AND ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE VOICE OF DEMOCRACY PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS; AND CONGRATULATING ELLEN JOSEPH, THE DELAWARE STATE WINNER.

WHEREAS, each year thousands of high school students throughout the United States participate in the Voice of Democracy program sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and

WHEREAS, each participant is responsible for the writing of a patriotic theme and for the presentation of the theme in a short public address which is judged on the basis of content, originality and delivery; and

WHEREAS, this year the participants wrote and spoke on the subject: "My Responsibility as a Citizen"; and

WHEREAS, the four Delaware State Finalists were Ellen Joseph of Henry C. Conrad High School, Deborah Haines of Sussex Central High School, Anthony D'Amico of Salesianum High School, and Marian Victorian of Dover AFB High School; and

WHEREAS, the winning Delaware participant, Ellen Joseph, with winners representing each state, as well as the District of Columbia, the Panama Canal Zone, and Overseas Areas, will participate in the National Finals which will be held this March in Washington, D.C.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that those students who have participated in the Voice of Democracy program are hereby commended for their interest, enthusiasm and dedication to citizenship and democracy.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that congratulations be extended to the four 1973 Delaware State Finalists for their presentations on the subject: "My Responsibility as a Citizen".

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a warm and sincere welcome be extended to the Delaware winner, Ellen Joseph of the Henry C. Conrad High School, and that she is hereby invited to present her address to each House individually.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the pages of the Journal of each House, and a copy be delivered to each of the four Delaware finalists, and to the V.F.W. Voice of Democracy Chairman.

Approved January 24, 1974