WHEREAS, our democracy functions around the principles that every child's birthright is that of a sound, well-rounded education, and our progress and existence depend on this education; and

WHEREAS, the teachers and educators of this nation are entrusted with the greatest and most important job in the world --that of molding our future scientists and leaders in all fields; and

WHEREAS, American Education Week will be observed nationally on November 8-14; and

WHEREAS, a State Education Association for the State of Delaware came into existence at a conference of educators held at Dover, Delaware on November 21 and 22, 1919; and

WHEREAS, the year 1959 marks the fortieth year of service to the boys and girls of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the 4,500 residents of Delaware who are engaged in the educational profession throughout the State are still furthering the aims of public education; now

THEREFORE, 1, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of November, 1959, as


for the purpose of giving recognition to our school employees whose contributions have kept the State of Delaware in the front ranks of the American educational system.

FURTHER, I urge all our citizens--and particularly those who are parents--during the period November 8-14 to join in the nationwide observance of


by visiting our schools and becoming better acquainted with the progress, facilities and needs of our schools.

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 fifth day of November 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