WHEREAS, on October 12, citizens of South American countries and our neighbors to the north and south will join Americans everywhere in honoring the memory and accomplishments of the courageous men, led by Christopher Columbus, who sailed previously uncharted seas to discover a "new world"; and

WHEREAS, the discovery of America on October 12, 1492, opened a new and brighter era in the history of mankind; and

WHEREAS, even today, new discoveries--on land, under the seas and in outer space--are being made by courageous men and women following the example set 467 years ago by Christopher Columbus; and

WHEREAS, this annual observance serves to remind us not only of the courage and contributions of Christopher Columbus and other great explorers, but also of the many blessings that are ours by virtue of living in this great Nation; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware do proclaim Monday, October 12, 1959, as


and I urge all Delawareans--and particularly those who are teachers or students--to mark with appropriate ceremonies this 467th anniversary of the discovery of America.

Further, I request the display of the American Flag and the Flag of the State of Delaware on all public buildings on this most significant occasion.

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 seventh day of October 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