STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, national security in the present emergency demands that the National Guard be fully manned, equipped and trained as a vital part of the nation's "M" Day security forces; and
WHEREAS, the Delaware National Guard has served the citizens of this State and its communities in time of domestic disaster; and
WHEREAS, the National Guard of the State of Delaware is undertaking a recruiting campaign:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, in order that we may continue to live in our State and communities with the assurance of safety and security, do proclaim January as
JOIN THE NATIONAL GUARD MONTH
and urge all citizens to join in recognition of the service of our friends and neighbors in the recruiting campaign of our own National Guard which extends from January 1, 1953, through January 31, 1953.
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 Seventh day of January, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.