CHAPTER 824

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Thursday, October 11, 1956, marks the 177th anniversary of the death of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, who gave his life fighting beside American patriots for liberty and independence in the Revolutionary War ; and

WHEREAS, President Eisenhower has expressed the nation's gratitude for General Pulaski's valor when he said, "Pulaski's bravery has long stirred the imagination and evoked the admiration of all who hold liberty dear" ; and

WHEREAS, The American people generally and citizens of the First State particularly should express their gratitude for General Pulaski's contribution in bringing an end to tyranny in the American colonies for which he paid the supreme sacrifice in the siege of Savannah ; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, by virtue of the laws of this state, do proclaim, Sunday, October 14, 1956, as

PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY

I urge all of our citizens to reflect on the memory of this brave Polish-American patriot by conducting such special ceremonies as are fitting to the occasion, and I request that the flags of our country and state be flown on all public buildings and wherever appropriate in salute to him. While we are honoring General Pulaski for his contribution to American liberty we are at once saluting as well many of his countrymen who came to America and represent a hard core of patriotic and loyal citizens whose contributions to the nation and the state should be recognized on this day.

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 Fourth

(Great Seal) day of October 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 eighty-first.

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