CHAPTER 473

STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the period of June 10 to 16, inclusive, has been designated as Flag Week by the United States Flag Association, during which appropriate exercises are to be held to honor our National Emblem as further evidence of the courage, patriotism and loyalty of our American people; and

WHEREAS, the Flag is a symbol of our liberty and our heritage as a free people;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the period of June 10 to June 16, 1951, as

FLAG WEEK

and call upon all State officials to display the flag of the United States on all State buildings during the week, and invite all the people of the State to fly the flag and to take some part in special services or programs, either at their homes or other suitable places. In these perilous days of world unrest brought about by the threat of communist aggression, it is important to give added significance and meaning to renewed expressions of love of our country and its Flag. To millions of oppressed and endangered peoples all over the world our Flag is a symbol of hope. We must express to them the assurance that we understand the full responsibility of our position of world leadership.

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 State of Delaware to be affixed at Dover, this Tenth day of June, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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