CHAPTER 873

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, responsibility to our Nation is the vital corner stone of American democracy, and so a special day has been created in order that all citizens may publicly re aff irm their loyalty to the United States of America in recognition of the principles on which our Nation was founded, and for which many have fought and died; and

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

Whereas, these threats are best counteracted by public displays of patriotic rededication to our heritage of freedom; and

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

Whereas, by Joint House Resolution 6, 121st General A ssem bly, the first day of May has been designated as a "special day" for the annual observance of Loyalty Day in the State of Delaware;

Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 1, 1970 as

LOYALTY DAY

in Delaware, and urge all residents of The First State to join with our veterans and civic organizations in appropriate ob servances of rededication of 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 20th day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

RUSSELL W . PETERSON, Governor

Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State