WHEREAS, By Public Law #85-529 of the 85th Congress, H. J. Res. 479, in joint resolution, July 18, 1958, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States, May 1st of every year, has henceforth been designated as National Loyalty Day and approved by President Eisenhower on July 18, 1958; and

WHEREAS, an opportunity has been provided annually for every citizen to reaffirm his faith in the United States of America through a program sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; and now and in the future National Loyalty Day will provide even greater inspiration for citizens of these United States to rededicate themselves to the principle that brought us freedom; and

WHEREAS, there have been periodical attempts over the last two centuries to stifle and destroy those hard-won rights of free speech, freedom of the press and the right to worship as one chooses; and

WHEREAS, each of us should make a personal pledge to uphold these God-given rights in the defense of which thousands of our fighting forces have died on battlefields all over the world; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, pursuant to the joint resolution of the Congress assembled do hereby proclaim May 1, 1960, as


I urge that every man, woman and child in this state join in a demonstration of his or her undivided allegiance to the government of the United States and the ideals which it defends and preserves. I further hope that all civic groups will join on that day, to give expression to that loyalty through public demonstrations of all kinds; through the display of our National Emblem and through cooperation with our overseas veterans whose devotion and courage continue in peace as sponsors of this observance.

I especially urge our citizens to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the annual observance to be held at 2:00 p. m., Sunday, May 1, 1960, at Cooch's Bridge, the spot where our national emblem was first unfurled in a ground skirmish.

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 twenty-sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State