WHEREAS, the Sixteenth Rifle Company, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, of the State of Delaware is about to mark its third birthday; and

WHEREAS, this unit of our National Defense system has shown a great spirit of community awareness along with its military prowess; and

WHEREAS, the entire unit has not only performed well in its preparation for any national emergency, but has served extraordinarily in community enterprises during the past twelve months, giving new meaning to the slogan, "Once a Marine, Always a Better Citizen" ; and

WHEREAS, the tactical efficiency of the unit has been improved because of the devotion to duty of these men and their extra-curricular activities, now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of April 1 through April 7, 1956, be observed in the First State as


May I call particular attention to the date of April 1, 1956, which marks the third anniversary of the Sixteenth Rifle Company. Let it be an occasion for rejoicing throughout the state that in our midst we have devoted officers and men, who, by their sacrifices in time and effort, give us greater assurance of a firm and lasting peace for ourselves and for the nation.

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-ninth 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