STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All Departments and Agencies
RE: Designation of Friday, July 5, 1974 as a holiday for State Employees
WHEREAS, the Fourth of July will fall on Thursday this year; and
WHEREAS, in light of the continuing energy problem and escalating fuel costs, the Governor is informed that it would be an unwarranted expense to close the various physical plants of the State agencies throughout Delaware for one day, re-open them for the next day, only to close again for the weekend; and
WHEREAS, providing our State employees with an extra day off will extend their Independence Day holiday to four days and will provide them with an opportunity to spend more time with their families and reflect upon the meaning and importance of this holiday.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby order (with the exception of those State offices which render essential services on a 24-hour basis) that all State Agencies treat Friday, July 5, 1974 as a legal holiday and accord employees the same time off and other benefits as provided on other legal holidays.
Approved this 30th day of June, 1974.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT
GROVER A. BIDDLE
Assistant Secretary of State