STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, the President of the United States in conformity with the provisions of Public Resolution 67, approved May 3, 1940, has designated Sunday, May 20, 1951, as "I AM AN AMERICAN DAY"; and
WHEREAS, the President in so designating has expressed that in this dense period of world history our Nation must strengthen its unity of purpose through increased devotion to the fundamental principles of individual liberty, equal opportunity, and justice for all; and
WHEREAS, it is especially fitting at this time that each and every citizen of the United States, whether native or naturalized, should renew his faith in the ideals that form the foundation upon which our country has been built into a mighty force for the advancement of freedom's cause;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 20, 1951, 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 Twenty-eighth day of March in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fifth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.