WHEREAS, The United States of America owes an everlasting debt to its veterans of all wars, both living and dead; and

WHEREAS, the Congress and President of the United States have designated a day on which proper tribute can be paid to those who gave their lives for their country or who still suffer from the effects of engagements with the enemy; and

WHEREAS, we should also give our heartfelt thanks to those veterans who, banded together in various associations, are leaders in proclaiming the American Way of Life and who continue to work for peace in the world;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and proclaim November 11, 1957, as


May I note that the official state-wide observance will be held Sunday, November 10, 1957, at Delaware Memorial Bridge Plaza where I hope there will be an outpouring of our citizenry to observe the official state slogan "Forget Them Not."

I also urge that schools, churches and civic organizations hold proper ceremonies and observances which will point up the invaluable services of those who wore their country's uniforms, and who today as citizens keep up the good fight for a strong and free United States of America.

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 thirtieth 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.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State