Delaware General Assembly





WHEREAS, September 17, 1952, marks the 165th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States, which has survived as the fundamental law of the land; and

WHEREAS, by action of the 82nd Congress of the United States of America, September 17, 1952, shall be known as Citizenship Day, in recognition of all who have come of age or by naturalization, have attained the full status of citizenship; and

WHEREAS, every American citizen, whether native or foreign born, should reflect on the rights and privileges granted him under the Constitution of the United States, which has become the document of the free throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, this year, special tribute will be paid to one of Delaware's signers, John Dickinson, whose contribution to our title of The First State is well known; and

WHEREAS, citizens of the United States of America and especially of Delaware, should never lose sight of the great heritage which was given them by their forefathers in establishing a democratic form of government in a Republic of associated states:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby proclaim, in accordance with Public Law 261, 82nd Congress, the celebration on September 17, 1952, of


and call for the display of the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Delaware on all public grounds and buildings, and I urge the people of our State to observe this day by likewise flying the flags of their nation and state from their homes and by observing this anniversary with appropriate ceremonies in our schools, churches and at public gatherings throughout the State.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, 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 Fourth day of September, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.


By the Governor:


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