CHAPTER 400

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the Flag of the United States of America is regarded as the emblem of liberty and freedom throughout the free world; and

WHEREAS, display of the flag should serve to remind us of the sacrifices and stresses that accompanied the birth of our nation; and

WHEREAS, we, as Americans, should display the flag with feeling and pride; and

WHEREAS, tradition has it that the American flag designed by Betsy Ross was first unfurled in battle at Cooch's Bridge, here, in the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of Delaware's sons through succeeding generations have followed this emblem of our unity, strength and ideals, and many have perished in the effort to keep it aloft; and

WHEREAS, Sunday, June 14, 1959, has been designated by the President of the United States as Flag Day; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim June 14, 1859, as

FLAG DAY IN DELAWARE

and further, I urge that our national and state emblems be displayed on public buildings on this day, and that appropriate patriotic exercises be arranged by our civic, veteran and fraternal groups so that all may be reminded of the significance of the occasion.

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 ninth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine 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