Whereas, April 14, 1967, will mark the seventy-seventh anniversary of the inter-American Republics, known as the Organization of American States; and

Whereas, the United States and the other American Republics have been neighbors for almost two hundred years, and are equal partners and sovereign states within the inter-American System; and

Whereas, for decades differences among members have been settled at conference tables, thus giving proof of the effectiveness of the inter-American system; and

Whereas, the people of the United States consider themselves partners of the people of Latin America, sharing with them not only a common continent, but a mutual and abiding aspiration for the achievement of a good life for every citizen of the Americas; and

Whereas, the nations of the Hemisphere are embarked, through the Alliance for Progress, in a relentless pursuit of a better life, social justice and human rights to which all the people of the hemisphere are entitled;

Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of Delaware, do hereby proclaim, Friday, April 14, 1967, as


and the week beginning April 9, and ending April 15, as Pan American Week and call upon the citizens of Delaware to rededicate themselves during this period to the ideals of the inter-American system as embodied in the Charter of the Organization of American States, and to the goals of economic and social progress of the Charter of Punta del Este which are so firmly based on our common belief in the dignity of man and our faith in freedom.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., 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 21st day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-first.



Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State