STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, it is appropriate and desirable that we devote one day each year to a public expression of respect for men and women who demonstrate their patriotic devotion to the Nation by service in the Armed Forces of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the third Saturday in May has been designated for the observance of Armed Forces Day:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Saturday, May 17, 1952, shall be recognized throughout this State as
ARMED FORCES DAY
I direct the Adjutant General to take such action as may be in order to ensure appropriate observance by units of the National Guard and I call upon all public officials and agencies of government to cooperate in the observance.
I invite all groups of patriotic citizens, including veterans', women's, fraternal, educational, religious, commercial, labor, and industrial organizations, to participate actively in the Armed Forces Day program in their communities, to the end that we may join in honoring the Armed Forces and in emphasizing the direct relationship of each citizen to the Nation's continuing effort for peace with freedom through the strength of a united people.
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 May, 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.