WHEREAS, the general public acknowledge with grateful thanks the invaluable work of the American Red Cross, as it lends assistance in time of need; and

WHEREAS, the last year has seen the activity of the Red Cross magnified beyond all proportions because of the floods and disasters which struck in the northeast and far west, taxing the capacity of the organization's personnel and pocketbook; and

WHEREAS, through sheer will power and faith in a grateful public, services were rendered to such an extent that the disaster fund reserve of the organization was depleted; and

WHEREAS, we must always provide for standby assistance in time of local, state or national emergency, and we find that in the Red Cross, we have an agency which renders that type of service best ; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the month of March, 1956, be set aside as


I sincerely hope that during this month our citizens will recall the services rendered at home and throughout the nation by our Red Cross. I further hope that particular thought will be given to our Delaware Chapter, and that all of us will generously remember the valiant undertakings of our own Red Cross workers. In their effort to build up a surplus, let us give to the best of our ability so that the $313,668 goal set for this year may be passed long ahead of the scheduled month's campaign.

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) First day of March 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 eightieth.

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