WHEREAS, the flag of the United States of America has come to be regarded as the emblem of liberty and freedom throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, Delawareans should be particularly proud that the first white star in the upper left hand corner of the blue field represents the First State; and

WHEREAS, deliberate thought should be given to the words of our Pledge of Allegiance to this banner and the nation for which it stands, that under God, it shall always be symbolic of liberty and justice for all who live under its government ; and

WHEREAS, the week of June 10 to 16, 1956, shall be marked as National Flag Week, with emphasis on Thursday, June 14, which will again be marked as Flag Day, now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that on the date mentioned above, June 14, 1956, we observe the day as


It is quite appropriate that on this day our national and state emblems be displayed on all public buildings, and that such patriotic exercises be held by our civic, veteran and other groups that will recall the sacrifices and stresses which prevailed prior to and during the birth of our national independence. Let us all be mindful of the fact that the flag is the emblem of a form of government in which we place our trust for our future freedom and to which we constantly pledge our loyalty and devotion.

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 Seventh day of

(Great Seal) June 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