STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, it is the annual custom in the United States of America and in Delaware to set aside one day each year on which to give thanks to Almighty God for the success of our harvest and for the many blessings bestowed upon us; and
WHEREAS, it is particularly fitting this year that we acknowledge the acts of Divine Providence which have kept this nation at peace, while we pray for that same peace to come to those countries torn by strife, misfortune and famine; and
WHEREAS, God in His wisdom has dealt so abundantly with us, let us prepare to share our good fortune with those less blessed in other lands, so that we shall give full meaning to the Biblical admonition of being our Brother's Keeper; and
WHEREAS, since the days of the Pilgrim Fathers, it has been custom to gather in the churches of our choice to unite in prayerful thanksgiving, let each of us give part of the day to this most important and meaningful function; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States of America has proclaimed the date, let us join citizens everywhere in setting aside Thursday, November 22, 1956, as
Delaware has been especially blessed in its growth, both spiritually and materially in this past year. We have much for which to be thankful in the First State. Let us display our national and state emblems and participate in such services and observances that shall best show our humble gratefulness for the land of plenty in which we live.
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 Fourteenth day of November 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