STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, on September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was adopted by the Constitutional Convention, was then submitted to Congress, and later became the fundamental law of the land; and
WHEREAS, as our Nation grew and became great, and as new problems came into being, certain additions were made to our Constitution by way of Constitutional Amendment; and
WHEREAS, the basic document, however, has remained unchanged and unshaken through troubled years to maintain a government of the people, by the people and for the people, to preserve justice, safeguard domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare and glorify the blessings of liberty; and
WHEREAS, today, 164 years after it was adopted, the Constitution of the United States remains as the one hope of freedom-loving people all over the world and stands as the most solid single political guide the world has ever known.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Monday, September 17, 1951, as
and urge all churches, schools, civic and patriotic organizations and all citizens to arrange and take part in appropriate programs to the end that we, the people who benefit from the Constitution, shall have a better understanding of and greater respect for the gifts of liberty, equality, and justice granted us by the Constitution.
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 Sixteenth day of August, 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-sixth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.