STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies
SUBJECT: Agencies Closing on Thursday, January 25, 1973
WHEREAS, the people of Delaware are greatly saddened by the death of former President Lyndon B. Johnson; and
WHEREAS, the said President Lyndon B. Johnson is to be interred on Thursday, January 25, 1973; and
WHEREAS, many employees of the State of Delaware and many students in our Public School System would like to participate in appropriate services that are to begin that morning and continue throughout the day; and
WHEREAS, President Lyndon B. Johnson left behind millions of deeply grieved people who will cherish his memory and mourn his death for generations to come:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do order and direct that the State Board of Education declare the schools closed on Thursday, January 25, 1973; except as to those employees who are still needed to perform essential functions, and it is further
ORDERED: that all State Agencies be closed on Thursday, January 25, 1973, except for those agencies required by statute to remain open on a continuing basis and those State Agencies which require a skeleton work force for the performance of essential functions, and it is further
ORDERED: that all National and State flags within the State of Delaware be flown at half mast for period of thirty (30) days, and the State of Delaware shall officially observe a thirty (30) day period of mourning beginning January 23, 1973.
Approved This 23rd day of January, 1973.
ROBERT H. REED
Secretary of State
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT