STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Almighty Providence has endowed this gracious land with a fullness of prosperity, liberty and happiness; and
WHEREAS, the populace of this country are a God-fearing, peace-loving people sincerely dedicated to the firm principles of Democracy and Righteousness; and
WHEREAS, a new generation of citizens, both native and foreign-born will this year take upon itself the responsibilities and rights of citizenship; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States in conformity with the provisions of Public Resolution No. 67, approved May 3, 1940, has designated Sunday, May 15, 1949, as "I AM AN AMERICAN DAY."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim and designate Sunday, May 15th, 1949, as "I Am An American Day" and urge all Delawareans on that day to reaffirm their faith in the principles and ideals to which this Nation is dedicated and request all of our patriotic, religious, civic and educational organizations to conduct services and appropriate exercises designed to encourage and impress upon our new citizens the glorious responsibilities and obligations of this Democracy and to encourage them to participate in the development of our great Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be affixed this eleventh day of May, in the year
(GREAT SEAL) of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and forty-nine.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of STATE