CHAPTER 575

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, it is an established custom for Americans to pay tribute to their heroic war dead, and to honor those who served their nation's cause and have since gone to their reward; and

WHEREAS, on this day there are gatherings in public places, cemeteries, and before memorials where respects are paid to the bravery and valor of those who answered their nation's cause in time of need; and

WHEREAS, we should not lose the true significance of the occasion in this modern era of week-end vacations and sporting events, but there should be true reflection on the sacrifices made on behalf of this state and nation by those who paid with their lives to keep it strong and free:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that we follow the example set in the proclamation by the President of the United States of America and that we observe Saturday, May 30, 1953, as

MEMORIAL DAY

I further urge that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Delaware be properly displayed from all state buildings and institutions on this day and that we give solemn thought and prayers of remembrance to Almighty God for preserving us as a nation. All of this has been possible only through the pain, suffering and death of those who have defended us from all our enemies whomsoever, throughout our glorious history,

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, 1, 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 Twenty fifth day of May 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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