STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, conflicting ideologies and mutual international distrusts present a continuing threat to our nation and to each citizen; and
WHEREAS, the people of the United States rely heavily on their Reserve Forces in time of national emergency to defend them against the enemies of our nation; and
WHEREAS, the United States Air Force Reserve is a vital and necessary part of the defense of this country; and
WHEREAS, the First Air Reserve District has been delegated as the command control unit of all Air Force Reservists in the State of Delaware and has been given the responsibility of training Air Reservists in the State of Delaware as citizen airmen:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of August 3, 1953, through August 9, 1953, as
AIR FORCE RESERVE WEEK IN DELAWARE
and urge my fellow citizens to give public recognition to the mission of the Air Force Reserve to defend this nation against its enemies, and I further urge my fellow citizens to support and endorse the Air Force Reservists who are patriotically sacrificing their time and efforts for the protection of our homeland and freedom.
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 Twenty eighth day of July 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-eighth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.