WHEREAS, for more than one hundred years, one of the greatest influences for good among the youth of the nation has been the Young Men's Christian Association; and

WHEREAS, the Y. M. C. A. as it has become known over the years, adds greatly to the moral fibre of our young men, instilling in them a love of God and country, and urges them to become loyal and healthy citizens through physical fitness programs; and

WHEREAS, the Y. M. C. A. is known internationally for its exporting of American know-how to undeveloped lands, and has in great measure nurtured good will for the United States of America among the nations of the world; and

WHEREAS, it is important that each year special attention is called to the services rendered and the gains made by an organization so vitally interested in the youth of our nation; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and proclaim the week of January 27 through February 3, 1957, as


During that time, I urge our citizens to learn more about this wonderful organization which has active Associations operating in Wilmington and Dover. It is my further hope that the services rendered by the Y. M. C. A. may soon be extended to all areas of our state so that our youths may reap full benefit from the extensive programs conducted year-round by those interested in our general welfare.

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 Seventeenth day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven 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