WHEREAS, the month of February serves as a reminder that two of our great presidents and national heroes were born during that period ; and

WHEREAS, George Washington, father of our country and Abraham Lincoln, who did so much to save it at a critical moment, will always be looked upon as having shown the inspiration and leadership that brought into being and preserved a great nation ; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that during this period we review the lives of these and other great Americans, the exploits in which they engaged and the accomplishments which assisted us to endure as a free people because of their understanding, wisdom and justice;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the month of February, 1955, be marked in this state as


I call on all our schools--public, parochial and private--to emphasize again during the days of February, the great heritage which is ours, and which could only come about through the sacrifices, disappointments and the great faith shown by our forefathers. It is also my express hope that our patriotic organizations will see fit to mark this month by special events recalling the roles of our pioneers--the builders who built well for the generations yet to come.

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

(Great Seal) Twenty-seventh day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-ninth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State