CHAPTER 492

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Americans of Polish descent are planning observances during the period October 9 through 12, 1958, of the anniversary of the death of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, a great soldier who valiantly fought for freedom in his native Poland and here in the American revolution; and

WHEREAS, we, as Americans--and particularly as citizens of one of the original thirteen colonies--owe a great debt of gratitude to those who voluntarily crossed the Atlantic Ocean to stand by the side of our forefathers in their fight for freedom; and

WHEREAS, General Pulaski served with distinction in the battles and skirmishes that helped preserve the newly established independence of our state, participating in the Battle of the Brandywine prior to leading his troops to Savannah, Georgia, where he was to pay the supreme sacrifice in the cause of freedom; and

WHEREAS, Delawareans of Polish descent properly plan to honor the memory of this great soldier October 12 with appropriate commemorative exercises; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, October 12, 1958, as

PULASKI DAY IN DELAWARE

and I hope that all citizens of Delaware will join with those whose forebears were of the same origin as General Pulaski and pay tribute to a great soldier and lover of liberty--one whose deeds are 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 thirtieth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-third.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State