WHEREAS, Delaware as one of the thirteen original colonies will forever owe a debt of gratitude to those who stood by the side of our forefathers in the battle for freedom and equality; and

WHEREAS, numbered among the patriots of other nations who came to the defense of the principles for which we fought during the American Revolution was Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, the 174th anniversary of whose death will be marked on Sunday, October 11, 1953; and

WHEREAS, General Pulaski paid the supreme sacrifice at Savannah, Georgia, in his valliant effort to promote right over tyranny:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, by virtue of the laws of the state, do proclaim Sunday, October 11, 1953, as


and I urge that all of our citizens join with those of Polish-American ancestry in paying tribute to the great cause for which this patriot lived and died. I further urge that the flags of our country and state be appropriately displayed on this day, and that our people join in ceremonies honoring the memory of this great man.

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 thirtieth

(Great Seal) day of September 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.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State