STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the American way of life has bestowed manifest blessings upon the people of the United States of America and the citizens of Delaware; and
WHEREAS, the State of Delaware played an important role in forging our freedoms into a workable Constitution which this state was the first to ratify; and
WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U. S., a national organization of ex-servicemen with overseas wartime service in the nation's armed forces, sponsors each year the observance of Loyalty Day throughout the nation; and
WHEREAS, this activity, which gives citizens an opportunity to pledge anew their allegiance to and faith in the American system, has won them six consecutive national Freedoms Foundation awards; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, May 1, 1957, as
LOYALTY DAY IN DELAWARE
I especially commend the Department of Delaware, VFW, for their inspired effort to promote good citizenship through their Loyalty Day activities, and I urge that the public participate fully in any programs the VFW may arrange for Loyalty Day either on May first or appropriate dates thereto. Let the national and state emblems be displayed on this day as the outward symbol of the love we hold in our hearts for a land of freedom and opportunity.
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 Eighth day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven 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