WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that we should set aside a specific day to honor our fathers; and

WHEREAS, it is the fathers of our land who primarily have built this great democracy through their teachings and sturdy devotion to liberty and love of freedom; and

WHEREAS, we look to the father in the home as the moulder of tomorrow's citizens, the builder of good family life and the foundation of our future, and teacher of our young in the importance of good ethics, fair play, peace and brotherhood throughout the world; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, June 21st, 1959, as


and I call upon all the citizens of this state to observe it in worship and in displaying the American Flag and otherwise commemorating the Father in the home so that every day in the year we may have the blessings that flow from good fatherhood, good citizenship, and a strong family life.

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 tenth day of June 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