STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the great hope of all Americans is for peace in the world and continued prosperity at home ; and
WHEREAS, it is generally agreed that an organization of representative nations sitting together to discuss mutual problems may well be a sounding board for world opinion which will lead to greater understanding; and
WHEREAS, the United Nations, and its subsidiary organizations have made contributions to the peace, health and welfare of many people in many lands ; and
WHEREAS, shooting wars in several instances have been avoided through the negotiations and investigations emanating from committees established by and sponsored through the United Nations; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby call for the observance of October 24, 1956, as
UNITED NATIONS DAY
Let us mark the day by paying tribute where tribute is due, by continuing to offer constructive criticism when it is felt such action will be effective and by working for the day when all nations--finding mutual means to settle their grievances--will join hands in providing that peace, freedom and prosperity which is the goal of God-fearing citizens everywhere.
In our own state we can help in the promotion of international good will by joining in marking International Museum Week, just prior to United Nations Day. Here, through exhibits in our museums, we can point up the heritage given us by immigrants from many lands who assisted in establishing a nation where freedom and justice are paramount.
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) Seventeenth day of October 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 eighty-first.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State