CHAPTER 430

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the liberty we enjoy in this nation today is due to the contributions of many men from diverse countries but with common principles; and

WHEREAS, it is important that we pause annually to note the deeds of those who shed their blood on the field of battle so that a final hour of victory was possible; and

WHEREAS, Count Casimir Pulaski was one whose services we should all remember, first as a fighter for independence in his native Poland, and later for his deeds of valor in the Revolution that forged the 13 colonies into a united nation; and

WHEREAS, due to his brilliant action in the Battle of Brandywine, Count Pulaski was made a brigadier general and went on to serve the colonial forces until mortally wounded at Savannah, Georgia, on October 9, 1779; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and declare Sunday, October 13, 1957, as

PULASKI DAY IN DELAWARE

I hope that those whose forebears were of the same birth and origin as Count Pulaski and all citizens of the State of Delaware will pause on this day to pay tribute to a great soldier--a lover of liberty and an inspired leader--whose deeds are indelibly inscribed on the pages of American history.

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 October 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-second.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State