WHEREAS, it is important to call upon the American people to act concertedly and with determination to uphold the sacred principles of American Unity, upon which Our Bill of Rights is based and defend them from all attackers; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, as the First to ratify the Constitution of the United States, also was among the early supporters of the first ten amendments to that Constitution which assured us of privileges not granted in many nations in the world ; and

WHEREAS, the Bill of Rights shall not be used as a means to distort and destroy the basic principles upon which the amendments were based ; and

WHEREAS, we must continue to protect the American Way of Life and Government and assure that it is not undermined by foreign propaganda, the idealogy of which is diametrically opposed to that of the United States of America :

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, following the example set in 1941 and 1946 by Joint House Resolutions in the Congress of the United States, do hereby proclaim that Tuesday, December 15, 1953, be observed in Delaware as


I call upon our citizens to display the Flag of the United States and the State of Delaware on all appropriate buildings and flag staffs on that day and I invite the people of the state to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and prayers.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor

(Great Seal) 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 Eleventh day of December 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.

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor