CHAPTER 848

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, by Public Law No. 85-529 of the 85th Congress (House Joint Resolution 479, July 18, 1958) May 1 of each year has been designated as Loyalty Day; and

Whereas, by Chapter 445, Laws of Delaware (Joint House Resolution 6, 121st General Assembly, April 28, 1961) May 1 has been designated as a special day for the annual observance of Loyalty Day in the State of Delaware; and

Whereas, responsibility to our Nation is the vital cornerstone of American democracy so this day is designed that all citizens may reaffirm publicly their loyalty to the United States of America in recognition of the principles on which our nation was founded; and

Whereas, the unity and security of our nation are today challenged by various influences seeking to undermine and destroy freedom throughout the world; and

Whereas, these threats are best counteracted by public displays of patriotic rededication to our inherited freedoms;

Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim May 1, 1969, as

LOYALTY DAY

in Delaware, and urge all residents of the First State to join with the Veterans of Foreign War and other civic groups in appropriate ceremonies to reaffirm their undivided allegiance to the ideals of democracy which the United States defends and preserves.

I further urge the proper display of the American Flag and the Delaware State Flag on all government buildings, public institutions, business establishments and private residences.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Russell W. Peterson, 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 15th day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-third.

(GREAT SEAL)

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor

Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State