WHEREAS, it is important that all the world learn the truth concerning the principles and policies of those who espouse the democratic way of life; and

WHEREAS, there are areas in the world where that truth is forbidden, even to those who seek it; and

WHEREAS, it is our duty as loyal American citizens to aid in the proper dissemination of information which will give a true picture of our daily lives, both in our homes, our cities and the legislative halls of our several states; and

WHEREAS, many of our most loyal citizens who either emigrated to America or whose forefathers settled here may still have close association with friends and relatives in countries behind the Iron Curtain:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of May 18 through May 23, 1953, as


and I strongly urge that all of our citizens having contact with those in other lands, to whom the blessings of freedom and liberty are denied, write letters in which they tell truthfully and factually how we live and work in a free America. I especially hope that this will be made a continuing project in our schools, so that boys and girls in imprisoned areas may be given an opportunity to use their active young minds to study the blessings of our way of life. This we should do with the hope that by greater mutual understanding the day will come soon when hatred and fear may be banished from the earth.

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 Fifteenth day of May in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.


By the Governor:


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