CHAPTER 541

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, The men and women of the United States Marine Corps have served their country and their Corps well and faithfully throughout their long history from the American Revolution in 1775 to the shores and fields of Korea in 1952; and

WHEREAS, on November tenth of this year, the United States Marine Corps, pioneers in amphibious warfare, shall celebrate its 177th Anniversary as an American fighting force for liberty and justice on the land, upon the sea, and in the air:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby call upon the people of the State of Delaware to observe November 10, 1952, as the

117TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

in an appropriate manner, whether publicly or privately, and ask that all citizens call to mind the motto of the Corps "Semper Fidelis," Always Faithful! We remember the heroes of the past and present and, particularly, ask God's blessing upon those Marines, both living and dead, who have fought and are fighting for us in Korea against naked aggression and Godless tyranny.

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 State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Seventh day of November, 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-seventh.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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