CHAPTER 815

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, 352 year ago, the first pilgrim settlers landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts; and

WHEREAS, this small group of determined settlers endured many hardships and disappointments; and

WHEREAS, through their persistence and perseverance, they overcame a very severe winter in the new land and paused to celebrate the first Thanksgiving; and

WHEREAS, it has been a tradition to set aside one day each year in appreciation for our many blessings; and

WHEREAS, we are thankful to our Creator for our good fortune,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 22, 1973, as

THANKSGIVING DAY

in Delaware, and urge all Delawareans to observe this day in a spirit of thanksgiving and reverence to our Creator.

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 19th 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 ninety-eighth.