CHAPTER 498

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the free peoples of this nation and the world are faced with their greatest trials for the sustaining of their free way of life; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to place in the hands of the citizens of this nation their due responsibilities for the upholding of the American free way of life and maintaining the general welfare of this nation; and

WHEREAS, the office of the President of the United States of America is the highest and most important station which a citizen may attain, and it is the living symbol of the American flag and the Constitution of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, our nation was founded on the authority of our Creator as the very foundation of our "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness;" and

WHEREAS, it is refreshing to remember and reaffirm our faith in God and our system of delegated authority:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the 4th day of March be set aside and designated as

PRESIDENT'S DAY

in honor of the office of the President of the United States of America, and that prayers be urged in all places of worship, homes, and at public gatherings for Divine guidance of our Chief Executive and the continuation of the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.

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 Thirtieth day of January, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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