STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Civil Air Patrol has been an asset of great value to this Nation and its people, having served us well in the dark days of war by vigilantly patrolling our coasts and borders against the dangers of possible invasion or attack by submarine, surface craft and airplane; and
WHEREAS, in time of peace, the civilian volunteers comprising the Civil Air Patrol, have established and maintained in the State of Delaware an effective program of aviation education for our youth; and
WHEREAS, today the Civil Air Patrol is maintaining an efficient and well trained rescue organization, prepared, on short notice, to hunt for fellow fliers and their passengers who may be victims of mishaps and to give first aid to such accident victims; and
WHEREAS, the Civil Air Patrol has repeatedly proved its worth as a ready servant of the American people and as an auxiliary to our Air Force, rushing the ill and injured to medical aid, and expediting transportation of essential serums, blood, equipment and supplies in times of stress and disaster; and
WHEREAS, on December 1, 1957, the Civil Air Patrol will observe the sixteenth anniversary of its founding; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of December 1 through December 7, 1957, as
CIVIL AIR PATROL WEEK
and urge that the services of the patriotic men and women of our Civil Air Patrol be specially recognized by all Delawareans during this period.
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 Twenty-seventh day of November 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-second.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State