STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the American way of life has bestowed manifest blessings upon the people of the United States of America and the citizens of the State of Delaware; and
WHEREAS, the State of Delaware played an important part in forging our freedoms into a workable Constitution which this state was the first to ratify; and
WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America, a national organization of ex-servicemen with overseas wartime service in the nation's armed forces sponsor each year the observance of Loyalty Day throughout the nation; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of this observance is to give citizens an opportunity to pledge anew their allegiance to and faith in the American system, emphasizing their appreciation of a great heritage honorably won on the field of battle; and
WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars have chosen as a motto for this great American expression of faith, "Loyalty Day Portrays the American Way":
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of April 26, 1953, to May 3, 1953, as
LOYALTY DAY IN DELAWARE
and I especially commend the Department of Delaware, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America for their inspired effort to promote good citizenship through the Loyalty Day rallies scheduled April 26th in Georgetown and May 3d in Dover, and urge all citizens to cooperate and join our overseas veterans in once more pledging allegiance to our country and all for which it stands. I further urge that the national emblem and the Delaware State Flag be flown for 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 seventh day of April in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.