CHAPTER 578

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the American-Korean Foundation has been established on a nation-wide basis to work for the distressed civilian population of South Korea and for the rehabilitation of their war-torn country; and

WHEREAS, we in America have little conception of the devastation wrought on South Korea with the resultant heavy civilian casualties, total destruction of thousands of homes and lack of needed hospital facilities plus widespread hunger and suffering; and

WHEREAS, we are so blessed with the good things of life that it is only right that we try to do our share in the alleviation of human misery by assisting in providing food, clothing, medical assistance and planning long range reconstruction for these unfortunate people:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, in furtherance of this very important program, which has been requested through a Joint Congressional Resolution, do hereby proclaim that the period from June 7 to June 20, 1953, be known as

AID TO KOREA DAYS

and I urge that all citizens of Delaware contribute generously toward a fund to help relieve the terrible distress of the people of Korea.

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 Fifth day of June 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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