CHAPTER 472

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the armed forces of the United States represent that arm upon which we rely for national security, in order that we may continue to enjoy the free way of life proposed for us in our initial documents of government; and

WHEREAS, it is important that citizens everywhere understand fully the duties, preparations and advancements in providing a strong defense establishment so that Freedom may be more fully ensured; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest that a day be set aside annually when our citizens have an opportunity to inspect those establishments within our state, along with our armories, headquarters for reserve units and all other activities that support a military program; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 21, 1960, as

ARMED FORCES DAY

in Delaware, and I direct the Adjutant General of the State and all others who may have official positions in our military establishments, to arrange such programs and events necessary to afford our citizens an opportunity to see for themselves the manner in which all branches of our Armed Forces--active and reserve--are working, in unity, in building and maintaining an adequate defense system for the State and Nation. I also urge all citizens to see our defense establishments on this day and where possible help provide programs appropriately marking the occasion.

FURTHER, I request display of the Flag of the United States and Delaware State Flag at all appropriate places on that day.

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 thirteenth day of May 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State