Whereas, the young, dynamic and flourishing State of Israel is observing its 20th anniversary on May 3, 1968, thus completing two decades of inspiring progress as a Democracy dedicated to the ideals which gave our country birth; and

Whereas, it was my recent privilege to visit this great nation and observe at first hand its resourceful and dedicated citizens; and

Whereas, it was also my honor to speak directly and at length with many of the military and civic leaders of Israel and to learn from them of their total devotion to the cause of freedom and Democracy; and

Whereas, Israel has remained a steadfast bastion of the Free World in a troubled and turbulent area where Communism seeks to subvert and overthrow our defenses; and

Whereas, Israel has manifested its steadfast friendship and community of interest with the United States on numerous occasions; and

Whereas, it continues to fulfill its great and historic role of providing purposeful work, secure homes and abiding hope to hundreds of thousands of refugees from persecution and intolerance; and

Whereas, its people remain not only our staunch friends and allies but creative citizens of the world in all respects from agriculture and industry to the arts and sciences; and

Whereas, they also make a vital contribution to the nobility and stature of mankind in a world where universal progress is badly needed;

Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period from May 3, to June 3, 1968, as


in honor of the magnificent and developing nation of Israel, and I bid all citizens to participate joyfully in its celebration in harmony and brotherhood.

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 10th day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-second.



Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State