CHAPTER 755

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the Flag of the United States of America has become the symbol of hope throughout the world, not only for a lasting peace but as the emblem of a nation with a heart ; and

WHEREAS, that emblem, with which the early colonies and later the 48 states became identified, now is one of the oldest in the world in point of continuous service to a nation ; and

WHEREAS, this banner with thirteen alternate stripes of red and white and its field of blue with a star for each state was officially adopted on June 14, 1777, as the emblem of liberty ; and

WHEREAS, it has been customary for many years to recognize that anniversary by a general display of Old Glory on all state and public buildings, schools, churches and homes,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and designate, Tuesday, June 14, 1955, as

FLAG DAY IN DELAWARE

It is my sincere hope that proper homage will be paid to our national colors on that day and that patriotic exercises will be held; that sometime during that day we take time to repeat our pledge of allegiance to the flag, either publically or privately; and that we remember the sacrifices that have been made during the past 178 years in order that our banner could fly over a land of the free.

May we also emphasize on June 14 and every other day, that proper respect be accorded our national emblem in public places, and that it receive its deserved recognition when it passes by in parades or on any occasion where it may be used as a demonstration of our faith and loyalty to the land we love.

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 Second day

(Great Seal) of June 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