STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, patrolling of the coast line of the State of Delaware is of utmost importance in time of national emergency to assure its citizens that we are ever on guard against attack from without; and
WHEREAS, during World War II, that feat was successfully undertaken by a group of civilian airmen and women who volunteered their services to their state and nation; and
WHEREAS, through this service there was formed a Delaware Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, which has expanded its activities today so that it gives invaluable service to our State and National Civil Defense Program; and
WHEREAS, this group is about to mark its tenth year of service to the State of Delaware and the United States of America;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of November 25 through December 1, 1951, as
CIVIL AIR PATROL WEEK
to be marked concurrently with National Civil Air Patrol Week as set forth by CAP National Commander, General Lucas V. Beau, in Washington, D. C. I call upon all our citizens to take notice of this effort on the part of our civilian aeronautic enthusiasts who give of their time and talent in performing such duties as may, in the event of serious emergency, be of great comfort, not only to the citizens of Delaware, but those of neighboring states as well.
The sacrifice of leisure time by Civil Air Patrol members so they may be competently trained in the duties assigned to them should merit our greatest pride in the Delaware Wing and we should lend to them our support, encouragement and grateful thanks for this outstanding patriotic contribution.
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 Twentieth day of November, 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.