CHAPTER 709

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the relationship of the individual to the Nation is the structure upon which American democracy rests, a special day has been set aside on which citizens may reaffirm their loyalty to their country; and

WHEREAS, the unity and security of our Nation and in turn the liberties of its citizens are being challenged by forces which pose a threat to freedom throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, public rededication to the principles upon which our American heritage is founded is a means of counteracting these forces; 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 Assembly, the first day of May has been designated 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 Saturday, May 1, 1971 as

LOYALTY DAY

in Delaware, and urge residents of the First State to join with veterans and civic organizations in appropriate observances our rededication in undivided allegiance to the ideals of democracy and freedom for all, which are the cherished heritage of our Nation.

I further urge the proper display of the American Flag and

the Delaware State Flag on all governmental 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 22nd

(GREAT SEAL) clay of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fifth.

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State