Delaware General Assembly




WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed Saturday, May 20, 1950 as "Armed Forces Day"; and

WHEREAS, in these days of international tensions and uncertainties, when the basic tenets of democratic government are under attack by the enemies of individual freedom, the people of the United States, in their earnest desire for peace, have ex-, pressed their will that our defenses be strengthened, so that the voice of America may be heeded in the council of nations; and

WHEREAS, the Armed Forces of the United States wish to inform the people concerning their composition, personnel, weapons and defensive mission and to that end will hold various public exhibitions and demonstrations;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 20, 1950, as


and call upon the people of the State of Delaware to make use of this day to acquaint themselves with the operations of our Armed Forces, part of our team, for security. I particularly urge that this day be observed by giving thought to the nation's need for adequate protection, and that each citizen resolve to play his part as an indispensable member of our great defense team which is composed of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the individual citizen. I call upon my fellow citizens to display the flag of the United States at their homes and upon the civil authorities and civic bodies of the State to cooperate with the Armed Forces in suitable observances. Let us also on this day honor, aid and encourage the services of those civilian soldiers who in time of peace give so generously of their time and energy to the end that our reserve forces may be ready for action if needed.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of Delaware to be affixed, this Fourteenth day of April, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth.


By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.