STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, for the past 30 years the Reserve Officers Association of this State has observed National Defense Week, to which virtually every civic and patriotic group in the State has joined; and
WHEREAS, since the cessation of World War II hostilities, thousands of our citizens have been killed or wounded in the continuing process of preserving our traditions of freedom; and
WHEREAS, conflicting ideologies and mutual international distrusts present a continuing threat to our nation and to each citizen and require a strong armed force of our citizens; and
WHEREAS, this great need for preserving our national strength must be recognized and shared in by all of our citizens:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of February 12th through February 22nd, 1952, as
NATIONAL DEFENSE WEEK
during which it is urged that the official flag of the United States be displayed on all official buildings and at other appropriate places on state property, and that the many business, civic and patriotic organizations demonstrate by other means their support of the ROA and National Defense Week and that every citizen give every cooperation to the observance and give prayerful consideration to the duties facing us all.
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 February, 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.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.