STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, Delaware Memorial Bridge, the span connecting the States of New Jersey and Delaware, was named in honor of those from the two states who died in World War II while serving their country; and
WHEREAS, the Delaware Interstate Highway Division has caused a memorial to be built on the bridge plaza honoring the dead of both World War II and Korea; and
WHEREAS, plans have been completed to dedicate this memorial on Saturday, October 20, 1956, in which representatives of the two states will participate; and
WHEREAS, those who suffered most through the sacrifices made on behalf of our country in time of peril were the Mothers of those whose names will be inscribed on this memorial ; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Saturday, October 20, 1956, as
GOLD STAR MOTHERS' DAY
I have invited the Governor of the State of New Jersey to similarly proclaim the day in his state as a time when every citizen will recall anew the tragedy of war and the bereaved it leaves in its path. I urge that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Delaware be prominently displayed this day in silent tribute to our honored dead.
Let all of us pray for the solace and comfort of those mothers who lost loved ones on land, sea and air in the defense of those ideals which all of us cherish.
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
(Great Seal) Seventeenth 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