WHEREAS, the American Way of Life and Government shall not be undermined by foreign propaganda, the ideology of which is diametrically opposed to that of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the Bill of Rights shall not be used as a means to distort and destroy the basic principles for which the Bill of Rights stand; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary now, as never before, to call upon the American people and the citizens of Delaware to do their utmost to act concertedly and with determination to uphold the sacred principles of American unity, upon which the Bill of Rights is based, and defend them from all the attackers; and

WHEREAS, by Authority of Joint House Resolutions in 1941 and 1946, the President of the United States was authorized and directed to issue a proclamation designating December 15 as an occasion to honor this sacred document which includes the first ten amendments to the Constitution, now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and proclaim, Saturday, December 15, 1956, as


I call upon proper officials of the state to display the Flags of the United States and the Delaware State Flag on all state buildings and on that day invite the people of the First State to observe it with appropriate ceremonies and prayers of thanksgiving for the freedoms which we enjoy through our Bill of Rights.

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 Fifth day of December 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