WHEREAS, it is important at this stage of our history that we pledge our complete devotion to the preservation of the American way of life; and

WHEREAS, bearing the proud title of "First State," Delawareans have a heritage to guard and preserve the Constitution of the United States from all its enemies whomsoever, since it was in Dover that it was first ratified on December 7, 1787; and

WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a national organization of ex-servicemen who served outside the continental limits of the United States in time of war annually sponsor Loyalty Day at which time they ask every American to stand up and declare his allegiance to his country and its laws;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 2, 1954, as


in accordance with the program of the Department of Delaware, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, who on the above date, in Georgetown, Delaware, will observe this occasion. I further urge that our churches of all denominations join in prayer for the preservation of this great nation and that all citizens give thought to the blessings which have accrued to us through the practice of freedom of speech, religion and a way of life that is abundant and assuring.

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 April in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-eighth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State