WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, by an act entitled "Delaware Civil Defense Act of 1951", has authorized and directed each political subdivision of the State of Delaware to establish a Civil Defense program ; and

WHEREAS, state, county and local organizations have made notable achievements in preparing to minimize the effects of natural or man-made catastrophe, in accordance with the provision of the Civil Defense Act of 1951; and

WHEREAS, all persons resident or employed in the State of Delaware should become acquainted with, and as far as possible, trained in, the measures of preparedness embodied in the teachings, training and organization of the Civil Defense Program ; and

WHEREAS, Natural disaster or enemy attack may strike the State of Delaware and its citizens without warning, now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaims the week of May 20 to 26, 1956, as


and call upon all men and women resident in or employed in the State of Delaware to become fully acquainted with the objective activities, facilities, training programs and opportunities for individual service which the Civil Defense program offers to the people of this state.

I further direct all heads of state agencies to review the part which they might play in bringing about a more effective Civil Defense program, so that our state director may build up the best possible program in the interest of protecting all our people in case of extreme emergency.

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 Tenth

(Great Seal) day of May 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