STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the armed forces of this nation dedicate a special day each year to the demonstration of their operations and state of preparedness ; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable that the people of Delaware as well as of the nation learn about our National Defense Department program of Power for Peace ; and
WHEREAS, members of our armed forces are now engaged in tasks which demonstrate our free way of life, our desire to maintain peace and our hope to insure national security through better international understanding; and
WHEREAS, in order to maintain an essential ready reserve of trained military personnel, the armed forces of the United States are placing added emphasis on a reserve forces program ; and
WHEREAS, opportunity should be given our citizens to become better acquainted with our armed forces by observing their facilities and methods of training, now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 19, 1956, as
ARMED FORCES DAY
I urge all of our citizens to visit the various installations of the National Guard, the Air Bases, the Military District, the Navy and Marine Reserve training quarters and to participate in such celebrations and events which will mark the day in the State of Delaware. I also call upon our fellow citizens to display the flags of the United States and the State of Delaware at all appropriate places in manifestation of their recognition of the sacrifices and devotion to duty of the members of the armed forces.
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 Fif
(Great Seal) teenth day of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-six 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