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FORMERLY

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 41

COMMENDING. THE MEMBERS OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE SUCCESSFUL PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FOR THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION OF 1897.

WHEREAS, the 139th General Assembly met in Joint Session on Tuesday, June 10, 1997 for the purpose of observing the Centennial Celebration for the Delaware Constitution of 1897; and

WHEREAS, this Celebration, which was broadcast live on WHYY-TV12, featured the stirring vocals of Patricia Malcolm, an informative keynote address by Dr. John A. Munroe of the University of Delaware and timely comments from Governor Thomas R. Carper, Lieutenant Governor Ruth Ann Minner, Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey and Justice Randy J. Holland of the Supreme Court of Delaware, Speaker of the House Terry R. Spence, Senate President Pro Tempore Thomas B. Sharp and Harvey Bernard Rubenstein, Esquire; and

WHEREAS, the Centennial Celebration for the Delaware Constitution of 1897 provided all Delawareans with an excellent opportunity to appreciate the long-standing tradition of cooperation and interdependence that has characterized relations between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of our State government and to reflect on the many individual liberties that are guaranteed by this historic document; and

WHEREAS, the success of this very special event was due, in no small part, to the careful planning and attention to detail exercised by the Centennial Celebration Planning Committee, chaired by the Honorable Randy J. Holland, Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware and consisting of Harvey Bernard Rubenstein, Esquire, Rina Marks and Kanchalee S. Reeves representing the Delaware State Bar Association; Norman Borish and Dr. Deborah Haskell representing the Delaware Heritage Commission; Lynn C. Riley representing Delaware Public Archives; and William S. Montgomery representing Legislative Council.

NOW THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 139th General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the members of the Centennial Celebration Planning Committee are hereby commended for the successful planning and execution of the Centennial Celebration for the Delaware Constitution of 1897.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that suitably prepared copies of this resolution be forwarded to the Honorable Randy J. Holland and the other members of the Centennial Celebration Planning Committee with the deepest appreciation of the members of the 139th General Assembly.

Approved July 1, 1997