STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, we are honoring our fathers this coming Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 1953; and
WHEREAS, the theme for this American holiday is "Hail the Champ! Teacher of Fair Play and Good Citizenship"; and
WHEREAS, it is the fathers of our land who primarily have built this great democracy through their teachings and sturdy devotion to liberty and love of freedom; and
WHEREAS, we look to the father in the home as the builder of good family life and the foundation of our future and teacher of our young in the importance of good ethics, fair play, peace and brotherhood throughout the world:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, June 21, 1953, as
and I call upon the citizens of our state to offer special prayers of thanksgiving for all fathers, both living and dead, and otherwise observe the day with emphasis on respect and admiration for the father in the home, so that every day in the year may have the blessings that flow from good fatherhood and a strong family life.
In WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand as Governor of the State of Delaware and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this Ninth day of June 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.