CHAPTER 545

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the Third Continental Congress of the United States adopted a flag of 13 stripes alternate red and white with a blue field of 13 stars to represent a new constellation; and

WHEREAS, the union represented by that constellation has grown to 50 states and prospered and endured through the succeeding 188 years until today the United States is the greatest and most freedom-loving nation in the world; and

WHEREAS, June 14, 1777, was the date when the flag was first adopted; and

WHEREAS, the flag was first unfurled in battle on the soil of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, thousands upon thousands of Americans have sacrificed their lives, and millions have served in selfless devotion to uphold the principles symbolized by the flag; and

WHEREAS, the flag of this country has meant liberty and high idealism wherever it has flown; and

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States and the Star Spangled Banner Flag House Association have designated Monday, June 14th as 'Flag Day", and the week beginning Sunday, June 13th as "Flag Week":

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., in my capacity as Governor of the State of Delaware and Honorary National Chairman of Flag Week, hereby proclaim the week of June 13th as "Flag Week" and further proclaim Monday, June 14th, as "Flag Day" throughout the State of Delaware and call upon patriotic citizens of this state to display the flag prominently and publicly all week long.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., 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

(GREAT SEAL) 11th day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-ninth.

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State