What an incredible honor! The State of Pennsylvania has declared today, October 4, as “Delta Queen Day!” More than 100 cities, chambers of commerce, preservation groups, and convention and visitors bureaus have issued supportive proclamations! But this is the first honor officially bestowed by a STATE.

The Delta Queen was honored to have Representative Mike Turzai’s Field Legislative Director Ralph LeDonne join us onboard the vessel for a special presentation of the state proclamation, delivered to Delta Queen Captain Paul Thoeny.

Ralph LeDonne, Captain Paul Thoeny, and Jim Armstrong

Ralph LeDonne, Captain Paul Thoeny, and Jim Armstrong

We send a special thank you to Jim Armstrong who helped push this proclamation from idea on to reality. Very special thanks also to State Representative Mike Turzai who negotiated this through the halls of the legislature and collected dozens of supportive signatures from his fellow representatives. Their attention and support of the Delta Queen is an honor and truly appreciated.

If you are a resident of Pennsylvania, please follow this up by contacting your U.S. Senators and encouraging them to support Senate bill 3498 to Save the Delta Queen.

Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
(202) 224-6324
To email him through his website, CLICK HERE.

Senator Arlen Specter
(202) 224-4254
To email him through his website, CLICK HERE.

Every action adds up. Every success builds on the energy of the next. Never give up hope that the Delta Queen may survive to cruise another day. Get involved. Save the Delta Queen!

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