STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, twenty-three years ago, on October 24, 1945, at San Francisco, California, representatives of this and other sovereign nations met and completed the organization of the United Nations; and
Whereas, this assembly has as its principal purpose the establishment of greater understanding among nations through appropriate and open discussion of world problems at the conference table; and
Whereas, the United States of America entered this organization fully prepared to have its representatives meet those of other nations at all levels in order to bring about greater worldwide understanding over the years. The leaders of our Nation have repeatedly reiterated our faith in the aims of the United Nations as stated at San Francisco; and
Whereas, the United Nations has accomplished much through its many specialized agencies and has provided food for millions of starving people, reduced disease epidemics, raised educational and labor standards, and helped to improve and protect the rights of the individual. Through these activities, the United Nations has brought the people of the world closer together and has prompted better international understanding; and
Whereas, it is vital to the survival of humanity that every avenue of approach be explored in the effort to establish and maintain peace in the world. The effectiveness of the United Nations can be increased through greater public understanding of its aims and accomplishments, and free discussion of those problems that threaten the world peace;
Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Thursday, October 24, 1968, as
UNITED NATIONS DAY
in Delaware and urge all citizens to join in an observance of the 23rd Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. We will by this action reaffirm our faith in the ability of men of good will to sit down at the conference table and resolve those problems which threaten world peace.
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 17th day of October 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-third.
CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor
Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State