CHAPTER 445

STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the men and women of the United States Marine Corps have served their country and their Corps well and faithfully throughout their long history from the American Revolution in 1775 to the shores and fields of Korea in 1950; and

WHEREAS, on November Tenth of this year, the United States Marine Corps shall celebrate its 175th Anniversary as a fighting force for liberty and justice under our American Government;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby call upon the people of the State of Delaware, to observe November 10, 1950 as the

175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

in an appropriate manner, whether publicly or privately, and ask that all citizens call to mind the motto of the Corps, "Semper Fidelis," Always Faithful, as we remember the heroes of the past and present and, particularly, ask God's blessing upon those Marines, both living and dead, who have fought for us in Korea against naked aggression and Godless tyranny.

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 Twenty seventh day of October, 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-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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