WHEREAS, the Banks of Delaware have played an important role in the progress of the State and constitute a major factor in its industrial and agricultural development ; and

WHEREAS, the Banks of our State and the nation are an essential part of our economic structure; and

WHEREAS, by wise counsel and assistance they are aiding individuals, agriculture, commerce and industry thereby contributing invaluably to the nation's welfare and security ; and

WHEREAS, Banks in their endeavor to foster a better understanding of how banking serves the public, will observe "KNOW YOUR BANK WEEK" during the period of April 18 through April 22 ; and

WHEREAS, The State of Delaware welcomes this observance as a means of paying well deserved tribute to an industry that has contributed so substantially to the State's progress.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby proclaim the week of April 18 through April 22 as


in Delaware. I suggest that all citizens take advantage of the special opportunities opened to them during this week to visit our banks throughout the State in order that they may acquire a better understanding of the many services rendered by banks to the public and a deeper appreciation of their significant contributions to the American way of life.

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

(Great Seal) day of March 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