WHEREAS, during the month of February, we traditionally observe the birthdays of two great presidents and national heroes; and

WHEREAS, the lives and accomplishments of these great men--George Washington, the "Father of our county", and Abraham Lincoln, who did so much to preserve our Union, have served and should continue to serve as a source of inspiration for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, it is most fitting that during this month we review the accomplishments of these and other great Americans to whom we owe so much; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the month of February, 1959, shall be observed, throughout the "First State" as


and call on all our schools--public, parochial and private--our patriotic organizations and all others willing to do so to arrange appropriate programs emphasizing our great heritage and recognizing the accomplishments, sacrifices and great faith of those who helped build and those who helped preserve this great Nation of ours.

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-second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-third.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State