STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, The President of the United States of America and the Secretary of Defense have designated May 16, 1953, as ARMED FORCES DAY and May 10-17 as ARMED FORCES WEEK; and
WHEREAS, this period has been designated for the citizenry to pay appropriate tribute to the Armed Forces who serve this nation in war and peace with unselfish devotion and trust; and
WHEREAS, these Armed Forces, who have been made a unified team, will during this period render an accounting of their solemn trust to the citizenry; and
WHEREAS, the Slogan adopted for this year's observance is "POWER FOR PEACE" and will have as its theme: "A time for tribute to the teamwork of the Armed Forces, to the unity of the American people, and to the power and principles for which they stand in the world-wide struggle for peace":
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 16, 1953, as
ARMED FORCES DAY and May 10-17 as ARMED FORCES WEEK
in the State of Delaware and do hereby call upon the citizens of this State to render appropriate honors to all members of the Armed Forces, living and dead; and to cause the Flag of the United States of America to be displayed and wherever possible take active participation in this observance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 First Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.