STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, music is a source of inspiration and solace to the citizens of this state and nation, especially in these days of stress and strain; and
WHEREAS, Delaware, through its annual Festival of the Arts Month will pay particular attention to featuring music in the many programs planned in all parts of the state; and
WHEREAS, every effort should be made to promote greater participation in the art of making music, especially among our younger generation; and
WHEREAS, today greater opportunity is given to our men in the Armed Forces to enjoy and receive a musical education if that be their choice as a future occupation or profession:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare the week of May 3-10, 1953, as
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MUSIC WEEK
and I urge that our citizens fully participate in all musical programs, especially those arranged for and through the Delaware Festival of the Arts. It is also my hope that the promotion of good music, both from the standpoint of listening as well as from the art of learning to play a musical instrument, will increase in all areas of our great state.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 Thirtieth day of April, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.