Delaware General Assembly





Whereas, Almighty God has seen fit to bless our land with abundance in all things; and

Whereas, it has been customary since the clays of the Plymouth Colony to set aside one clay as an annual occasion to give thanks for the many blessings which have been bestowed upon us; and

Whereas, we should continuously strive for the unit that joins us in a common effort to establish goodwill among men, through the acknowledgement of our Lord's graciousness to all of us; and

Whereas, there are in other lands those less fortunate who can barely earn their daily bread and who need the assistance of those who have an abundance; and

Whereas, our three major faiths are again demonstrating the meaning of being our brother's keeper by sponsoring Share-Our-Supplies programs; and

Whereas, support of these programs shows our own appreciation of the blessings we have received and provide an outstanding example of brotherhood; and

Whereas, Paragraph 501, Chapter 5, Title 1 of the Delaware Code, as amended, states that the fourth Thursday in each November shall be proclaimed as Thanksgiving Day and shall be observed as a legal holiday in this state:

Now, Therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 23, 1967, as


in Delaware, a day when with our families and friends we shall
give thanks for our abundance. Let us share our good fortune with others and carry into positive action the spirit of brotherhood.

Further, I urge our citizens to display our national and state flags, close our places of business and together pray for that day when there shall be no famine, no bloodshed in a world united in praising the Almighty for this great Goodness to us all.

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 20th day of November 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-second.



Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State