STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the citizens of Delaware, like those of every other area in the United States, wish to acknowledge with their deepest respect and gratitude, the sacrifices made by all those who have lost dear ones in the service of our nation; and
WHEREAS, we will mark the twelfth anniversary of that day of infamy--December 7, 1941--with memories of the great and tragic loss involved in the world conflict which followed; and
WHEREAS, we are not unmindful that another host of young men died on the altar of freedom on Korea, with the fate of some still undetermined;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the week of December 7 through 12, 1953, be observed as
GOLD STAR FAMILY WEEK
and I urge that our people participate in the spirit of this week and attend the ceremonies to be held in connection with it, as an expression of our respect, gratitude and affection for the parents, wives, brothers and sisters who have lost loved ones in the service of our country.
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-
(Great Seal) third day of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-three, and of the 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