WHEREAS, by Public Law No. 85-529 of the 85th Congress (House Joint Resolution 479, July 18, 1958, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States concurring), May 1st of every year has been designated as National Loyalty Day; and

WHEREAS, by House Joint Resolution No. 6, 121st General Assembly, State of Delaware, May 1st has been designated as a "special day" for annual observance in the State of Delaware as Loyalty Day; and

WHEREAS, throughout our nation and our state, the Veterans of Foreign Wars annually mark this occasion with special and appropriate ceremonies; and

WHEREAS, such occasions provide an opportunity for all citizens to reaffirm their faith in the United States and to rededicate themselves to the principles upon which our great Nation was founded; and

WHEREAS, there have been varied attempts over the last two centuries to stifle and destroy the hard-won rights of free speech, freedom of the press, and the right to worship as one chooses; and

WHEREAS, each of us should make a personal pledge to uphold these God-given rights for which thousands of our fighting forces died on battlefields all over the world:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of Delaware, do hereby proclaim May 1, 1965 as


of the United States and the ideals which it defends and preserves. Civic groups are urged to join with our veterans in ceremonies and exercises that will appropriately demonstrate such loyalty, and display our National and the Delaware State Flags.

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


3rd day of May 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.


Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State