CHAPTER 518

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the week of June 8 to 14, 1952, inclusive, has again been designated as Flag Week by the United States Flag Association when appropriate exercises are to be held to honor our National Emblem as further evidence of the courage, patriotism and loyalty of the American people, and remembering especially those who are defending that flag on the field of battle; and

WHEREAS, the American Flag has become the symbol of liberty not only on these shores, but throughout the free world as representing a way of life that is truly democratic:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the period of June 8 to 14, 1952, as

FLAG WEEK

and since the week culminates on June 14, which we annually observe as Flag Day in the United States of America, I call upon all State officials to display the flag of our country on all state buildings during the week. I also urge all citizens of the State to fly the flag either at home or at their place of business and urge them to participate in special services or programs prepared for this occasion to pay tribute to the Stars and Stripes. At a time when freedom is flaunted on many fronts throughout the world, and there are efforts to destroy all that our flag represents, it is important that we once more proclaim our loyalty and faith to our country by displaying the national emblem. Since this nation has assumed a position of leadership in a world beset with oppression, we can in this manner show our respect for and love our native land by holding high the colors which all of us freely pledge to protect and defend.

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 Third Day of June, 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.