CHAPTER 746

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the freedoms guaranteed to us in the Constitution of the United States and its accompanying Bill of Rights are the most precious heritage which we possess; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, having been the First State to ratify the Federal Constitution on December 7, 1787, takes particular pride in that ratification and the part played by Delaware patriots in its consummation ; and

WHEREAS, greater public attention should be called to our freedoms for which men have fought and died for nearly 200 years, and special events should be held to emphasize our faith and allegiance to principles which have stood the test of time ; and

WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a national organization comprised of citizens who served their country on foreign shores, in hostile waters and enemy air, in order to protect, defend and preserve the liberties guaranteed to us by our great national documents; and

WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States annually sponsors a day to reemphasize the blessings of liberty and freedom and to give opportunity to citizens to renew a pledge of allegiance to the United States of America ; now

THEREFORE, I. J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby call upon the citizens of our state to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and other patriotic organizations to mark Sunday, May 1, 1955, as

LOYALTY DAY IN DELAWARE

ciples which we cherish so highly; that we again reaffirm our allegiance to the American Way of Life and serve notice on those who preach other idealogies that "Loyalty means Liberty," and that we plan to follow those precepts which alone have kept us a free people.

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 Thirty-first

(Great Seal) day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-ninth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State