CHAPTER 684

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the unity of the nation is attained through the cooperation of all men, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin ; and

WHEREAS, it is the task of every Delawarean to aid in the forging of the common moral and spiritual resources of our people by promoting justice, amity, and understanding among all citizens of our state ; and

WHEREAS, this is the time of the year when everyone should rededicate himself to the belief that all men are created equal, and that individual merit and not individual differences should be the criteria for judging our fellow citizens ; and

WHEREAS, proper emphasis must be placed in the deep-rooted affirmation by Delawareans--Protestants, Catholics, and Jews--on the Brother of Man under Fatherhood of God:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of February, 1954, as

BROTHERHOOD MONTH

and call upon all citizens to join with the Delaware Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, in this their tenth anniversary year, in observing this month dedicated to the principles upon which our nation was founded.

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 Twenty-

(Great Seal) fifth day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-eighth.

CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State