STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, we are honoring our fathers this coming Father's Day, Sunday, June 17th; and
WHEREAS, the theme for this American holiday is "A Good Home Means Good Citizenship"; and
WHEREAS, it is the fathers of our land who primarily have built this great democracy through their teachings and sturdy devotion to liberty and love of freedom; and
WHEREAS, we look to the father in the home as the foundation of our future and teacher of our young in the importance of good ethics, fair play, peace and brotherhood throughout the world;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, June 17, 1951, as
and I call upon all the citizens of this State to observe it in worship and displaying the American Flag and otherwise commemorating the Father in the home so that every day in the year may have the blessings that flow from good fatherhood and a strong family life.
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 Sixth day of June, 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.