STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, The American Legion, dedicated to service for God and Country, has become one of the great bulwarks of the American Way of Life through its leadership in movements designed to promote a dynamic conviction of Americanism for the preservation of our free institutions and way of life; and
WHEREAS, The American Legion, with millions of members who have served in three wars, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its birth, March 15 to 17, 1959, marking the completion of four decades of patriotic labors which have had a great and beneficial impact on the welfare and security of America; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of March 15 to 21, 1959 as
AMERICAN LEGION BIRTHDAY WEEK
and do call upon all citizens and all organizations to join in paying tribute to the good works of this great veteran organization.
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 thirteenth day of March 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