WHEREAS, the annual celebration of February as Brotherhood Month is sponsored by the Delaware Region of the National Conference of Christian and Jews, and

WHEREAS, the National Conference of Christians and Jews is diligently working to establish a social order in which the religious ideals of brotherhood and justice shall become the standards of human relationships, and

WHEREAS, the purpose of Brotherhood Month is to symbolize renewed dedication to the ideals of greater tolerance, understanding, friendships, and cooperation among all our citizens, and greater respect for the differences and beliefs of our people, and

WHEREAS, our strength as one nation under God depends on our unity and informed vigilance as a free people, and

WHEREAS, Brotherhood Month is in the tradition established by our forefathers and enunciated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and deserves the wholehearted cooperation of all the people of our State:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of February as


in Delaware, and urge the people of this State to observe this month with full awareness of their responsibility to increase that spirit of brotherhood so essential to the progress of our State and our 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 Thirtieth 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