Delaware General Assembly




WHEREAS, October 24th is the anniversary of the completion of the sixth year of the establishing of the United Nations as a world force for the solution of the many complex questions involved in transforming a shattered world into a better place to live for the human race; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the United Nations by its unanimous Resolution of October 31, 1947, established October 24th, the anniversary of the implementation of the Charter of the United Nations, as "United Nations Day," to be devoted each year to informing all people of the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gain support for the work of this Organization; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has issued a Proclamation urging the people of the United States to observe October 24th as "United Nations Day"; and

WHEREAS, through the United Nations the opportunity is offered to men of good will of all nations to discuss and peacefully solve the mutual problems of these many nations in a wise and intelligent manner in surroundings which are conducive to progress, peace and friendship; and

WHEREAS, through the United Nations, as presently constituted, lies our hope for peace and happiness in the world today;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby urge the people of the State to observe October 24, 1951, as


and I call upon the mayors of our towns and cities and all other public officials, as well as civic, educational and religious organizations, upon the agencies of the press, radio and other media of information; upon individual citizens, to commemorate this day with public exercises and programs throughout the State.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, 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 Eighteenth day of October, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth.


By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.