CHAPTER 373

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the National Federation of Music Clubs, with which our own Delaware Federation of Music Clubs is affiliated, annually sponsors observance of American Music Month during the month of February; and

WHEREAS, during American Music Month, special emphasis is placed on the music of American composers with programs particularly directed toward making the public better acquainted with the musical accomplishments of Americans; and

WHEREAS, the influence of music has long been recognized as a harmonizing force and a means of emphasizing people's common interests; and

WHEREAS, music strengthens friendly ties of individuals, groups and nations; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the month of February, 1959, as

AMERICAN MUSIC MONTH IN DELAWARE

and call upon the citizens of the "First State" to take part and enjoy the special programs offered during this period and to more fully appreciate music as a means of promoting good will and understanding among all peoples.

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 second day of February 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State