AN ACT TO MAKE A GRANT-IN-AID OF $3,500.00 TO COMMEMMORATE THE PART PLAYED BY NORTH CAROLINIANS IN THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. WHEREAS, on July 1-3, 1963, the State of North Carolina and the entire Nation will commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and
WHEREAS, the Battle of Gettysbury is recognized as the highwater mark of the Confederacy, and
WHEREAS, the General Assembly of North Carolina in 1927 appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for the purpose of constructing a monument of sufficient stature to honor the memory of those North Carolinians who sacrificed so much for their State and Nation, and
WHEREAS, it is in accordance with national policy that during the one hundredth anniversary of the battle appropriate ceremonies of rededication be conducted at the various State monuments, and
WHEREAS, it is entirely just and fitting that the State of North Carolina conduct such a ceremony at the Gutzon Borglum monument, which was erected with those funds provided by the 1927 General Assembly: Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. A grant-in-aid of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500.00) be made from the general fund to the North Carolina Confederate Corporation to supplement the efforts of the North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission in appropriately commemorating the part played by North Carolinians in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Sec. 2. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its ratification.