Delaware General Assembly





Whereas, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King was a man who devoted his considerable talents and tireless energy to achieve worthwhile ends through peaceful means; and,

Whereas, he was a leader, both spiritual and temporal, in the drive to bring fulfillment to mankind's dream of brotherhood; and

Whereas, he was a man of love and compassion who wanted the best for all people everywhere; and

Whereas, he was treacherously struck down by an assassin while peacefully pursuing his long cherished goals; and

Whereas, he left behind millions upon millions of deeply grieving people who will cherish his memory and mourn his untimely death for generations to come; and

Whereas, the people of this State feel grief and sorrow for his widow, children and other members of his family; and

Whereas, it is entirely fitting and proper that special thanks be extended to God for the gift of this good man during his lifetime;

Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., by the virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware do hereby join President Johnson in proclaiming Sunday, April 7, 1968, a special day of mourning and do call upon the people of Delaware to observe it with memorial services and to render prayers and other appropriate thoughts in commemoration of Dr. King who lived a life of devoted service to the people of America and of the world.

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 5th day of April 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