WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has ordained that each 17th of September be observed as Citizenship .Day in commemoration of the signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787; and

WHEREAS, this day is also set aside to recognize all of our citizens who have come of age or who have been naturalized within the past twelve months; and

WHEREAS, it is our duty to call attention to these new citizens, whether they be native born or foreign born, that under the federal constitution we are guaranteed inalienable rights as free men, causing our nation to foster a spirit of self-respect and high principles such as few other peoples in the world enjoy; and

WHEREAS, we wish to join with President Dwight D. Eisenhower in calling for a renewal, and reaffirmation of our allegiance on September 17 to the principles and ideals embodied in the Constitution--the foundation of our strength and the symbol of freedom and justice for all; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim, that in accordance with the joint resolution approved February 29, 1952, by the Congress of the United States, that we mark September 17, 1955, as


It will be appropriate that on the above day, the flags of the United States and the State of Delaware be properly displayed from all state and municipal buildings, and that our state and local officials, religious, civic, patriotic and fraternal organizations arrange for appropriate ceremonies for Citizen-

ship Day, especially greeting those who for the first time will have the prerogative of assuming their duties as full members of our cherished Republican form of government.

Through these observances, it is my fond hope that all of us will attain a new and .deeper appreciation of our rights and responsibilities as citizens of the State of Delaware and the United States of America.

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 Eighth

(Great Seal) day of September 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 eightieth.

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