STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed Saturday, May 19, 1951, as "Armed Forces Day"; and
WHEREAS, the Armed Forces of the United States, having dedicated themselves unselfishly to the service of their country, are now fighting and dying on foreign soil in defense of the principles of freedom which this Nation has cherished since its birth; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate that we dedicate one day each year to paying tribute to the Armed' Forces and to rendering homage to them as the defenders of our people, our Nation, and our democratic way of life;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carve], Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 19, 1951, as
"ARMED FORCES DAY"
and call upon the people of the State of Delaware to make use of this day to acquaint themselves with the operations of our Armed Forces, part of our team, for security. I particularly urge that this day be observed by giving thought to the Nation's need for adequate protection, and that each citizen resolve to play his part as an indispensable member of our great defense team which is composed of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the individual citizen. I call upon my fellow citizens to display the flag of the United States at their homes and upon the civil authorities and civic bodies of the State to cooperate with the Armed Forces in suitable observances. Let us also on this day honor, aid and encourage the services of those civilian soldiers who in time of peace give so generously of their time and energy to the end that our reserve forces may be ready for action if needed.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of Delaware to be affixed this Twenty-sixth day of April, 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.