CHAPTER 813

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, nine months after the signing of the Paris agreements between the governments of the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam and the Provisional revolutionary government, there are still some thirteen hundred Americans in Southeast Asia for whom we have no accounting; and

WHEREAS, the families of over eleven hundred Americans who died and were buried in Southeast Asia, including sixty men listed by North Vietnam as having died in captivity, must be assisted in bringing home the remains of their loved ones; and

WHEREAS, in the name of humanity the families of these men deserve and must obtain the fullest possible accounting as called for in Article VIII (b) of the Paris agreements of January 27, 1973, and reiterated in the June 19, 1973, agreements;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 15, 1973, as

RUN FOR FREEDOM DAY - MIA

and urge the people of Delaware to call upon the United States Government to find a solution to this problem without delay. We ask the President to use every diplomatic means, including efforts through the United Nations and by strong public demand, to see that the North Vietnamese Government provides full accounting for the Missing In Action and the return of our deceased.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, 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 15th day of November

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

SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor

Attest : ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State