CHAPTER 675

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the citizens of the State of Delaware as well as others throughout the nation anxiously await the outcome of the present armistice and negotiations in Korea ; and

WHEREAS, it was hoped that the 1918 cease-fire armistice halting World War I would bring an end to all wars; and

WHEREAS, events following that Armistice were such that a new and fearful group of would-be world conquerors in the form of dictators arose to destroy the hopes and prayers of peaceful people; and

WHEREAS, today the United Nations is debating a way to find peaceful settlement to claims of nations whom the aftermath of World War II found ruthless in their quest for power and world domination; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that we mark November 11, 1918, as a day of remembrance when hopes for peace were high and people welcomed home with open arms the heroes who fought for Democracy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Wednesday, November 11, 1953, be observed in the State as

ARMISTICE DAY

On this day I urge that each citizen recount the sacrifices made by our gallant fighting sons on the battlefields of Europe and that they join in a moment's silent tribute to those who paid the supreme sacrifice. Meanwhile the national and state flags should be flown in tribute to this day. I further hope that our veterans, patriotic and civic organizations will hold fitting exer-

cises to recall that joyous day 35 years ago. May we all join in eur prayers on this day of remembrance to call on Almighty God to crown the efforts of those concerned with peace in the world, and to spare us from the horrible fate which another world conflict would assuredly produce.

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 Fourth day

(Great Seal) of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-three, and of Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-eighth.

By the Governor :

J. CALEB BOGGS

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State