STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER TWENTY-NINE
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
SUBJECT: Declaring Monday, July 3, 1967, a Holiday for State Employees
WHEREAS, the great Independence holiday of the United States falls this year on a Tuesday, thus separating it from the weekend which precedes it; and
WHEREAS, the Fourth of July has traditionally been a time for family celebration and observance of the significant event which it commemorates; and
WHEREAS, such family enjoyment of the holiday often requires extensive traveling and the shifting of many belongings for purposes of accommodation; and
WHEREAS, the cause of safety is better served when traveling back and forth can be held to a minimum; and
WHEREAS, it has been the pattern in Delaware to recognize a day falling between two holidays as a day of leisure in its own right; and
WHEREAS, Sunday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 4 are legal holidays pursuant to 1 Delaware Code, Section 501:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., 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 require emergency services to be rendered on a 24-hour basis) that all state agencies treat Monday, July 3, as a holiday (unless the Department head determines that his agency should be open for business) and accord employees the same time off and other benefits as if it were a legal holiday.
Approved this 7th day of June, 1967.
CHARLES L. TERRY, JR.
ELISHA C. DUKES
Secretary of State