WHEREAS, the young and flourishing State of Israel will celebrates its Tenth Anniversary on April 25, 1958, thus completing a decade of inspiring progress as a democracy dedicated to the ideals which gave our own country birth; and

WHEREAS, it has remained a steadfast bastion of the Free World in a troubled and turbulent area where international communism seeks to subvert and outflank our defenses, and has shown proof of friendship and community of interest with the United States; and

WHEREAS, it continues to fulfill its great and historic role of providing purposeful work, secure homes, and abiding hope to hundreds of thousands of refugees from persecution and intolerance; and

WHEREAS, it has made giant strides forward in agriculture and industry, with acknowledged and welcome assistance from the United States, increasing the productivity of its labor, redeeming the desert, building new cities, and expanding the horizons of its growing population; and

WHEREAS, it has kept pace in the arts and sciences, making a notable contribution towards humanity and civilization in these fields; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period from April 25 to May 25, 1958 as


in honor of the renascent nation of Israel, and I bid all citizens join joyfully in its celebration in harmony and brotherhood.

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 Ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the United Stags of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State