WHEREAS, the Delaware Association of Police, aside from its duties in enforcing the law, conducts a meritorious program in the interest of the state's youth; and

WHEREAS, each year, this organization of law enforcement officers presents our youth with opportunities to compete in the annual Soap Box Derby, in a well organized baseball league and also provides an outstanding Christmas party for youngsters; and

WHEREAS, this program of activities costs the Delaware Association of Police in excess of $25,000 annually, a fund which is largely raised through voluntary contributions and some social events in which the public may participate; and

WHEREAS, the annual D. A. P. Ball, scheduled to be held in Wilmington on February 22, 1957, provides one of the chief sources of revenue for the organization's extensive program; and

WHEREAS, this event appropriately takes place on the birthday of George Washington, the Father of our Country, who has long been upheld as an ideal to the youth of our state and nation; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside February 22, 1957, as a day not only to pay tribute to our First President, but as an occasion when all Delawareans may join in a social evening to assist in supporting one of our finest organizations and its valued program. It is my hope that citizens throughout Delaware will give full support to this D. A. P. project, so that an even larger number of our young people may share in future activities.

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

(GREAT SEAL) to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Twenty-fourth 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