STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States is planning further consideration in 1960 of adoption of an official national flower; and
WHEREAS, members of the Florists' Telegraph Delivery Association are sponsoring, during the month of October, a National Flower Election to sample the opinions of our citizens, and plan to present the results of this public opinion poll to the Congress as a basis for the selection of a national floral emblem; and
WHEREAS, it is believed that a national flower should be representative of our American heritage and a symbol of the strength, dignity and historic freedom of the United States of America; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby proclaim the month of October, 1959, as
NATIONAL FLOWER ELECTION MONTH
in Delaware, and urge our citizens to participate in this unique poll by casting ballots during this month for the flowers of their choice.
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 thirtieth day of September 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-fourth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State