STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
PROCLAMATION - I AM AN AMERICAN DAY
May 21, 1950
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 21, 1950, as "I AM AN AMERICAN DAY"; and
WHEREAS, this great Nation has been endowed by Almighty God with a fullness of prosperity, liberty and happiness; and
WHEREAS, this nation is made up of a God-fearing, peace-loving people seriously and sincerely dedicated to the principles of Democracy and Righteousness; and
WHEREAS, the rights, privileges and responsibilities of citizenship will be taken on by a new generation of citizens, both native and foreign-born;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 21, 1950 as
"I AM AN AMERICAN DAY"
in Delaware and urge that on that day all Delawareans reaffirm their faith in the principles and ideals to which this Nation is dedicated. I also request that all patriotic, religious, civic and educational organizations conduct services and hold programs which are appropriately designated 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 and operation of this great Nation.
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 Second day of May, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State