WHEREAS, Holy Writ and our own Federal Constitution emphasize the importance of brotherhood and freedom of the individual ; and

WHEREAS, the month of February is annually set aside as Brotherhood Month by the Delaware Region, National Council of Christians and Jews; and

WHEREAS, through the influential work of many Delaware citizens we have evidence that all races and creeds are finding more common ground on which to base their mutual desires ; and

WHEREAS, in a world still marked by strife we must use every means at our command to promote understanding, hoping that this will eventually lead to a permanent policy of peace ; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the month of February, 1956, be designated as *


This is a good time for all of us to sit down and meditate on whether we have been "our brother's keeper" and in the light of today's events, evaluate our efforts in establishing a greater spirit of fellowship at home and abroad.

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 Twentieth

(Great Seal) day of January in the year of Our Lord One

thousand nine hundred and fifty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighteith.

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