WHEREAS, total non-military defense coupled with military defense preparedness is a deterrent to war because no aggressor is likely to attack a nation it cannot defeat; and

WHEREAS, an effective Civil Defense offers the best hope for our citizens to survive an enemy attack so that they can contribute to the support of our military efforts; and

WHEREAS, a vigorous Civil Defense depends on the continued strengthening of all local units; and

WHEREAS, our Department of Civil Defense, as well as each County and City Civil Defense organization in the State, needs the interest and support of every citizen; and

WHEREAS, Monday, December 7, 1959, which already has special significance for all Delawareans, has been designated National Civil Defense Day, to be set aside as a time for renewed determination that this country must never again be unprepared for enemy attack; and

WHEREAS, every Civil Defense organization should use the opportunity to publicize, exhibit, and demonstrate its progress, its present and future plans, and to continue the education training of the people for whom it is held responsible; and

WHEREAS, this great State of Delaware is fully in accord with the principles of Civil Defense, and desires to participate with the Federal Government and with all other sovereign States of the Union in this national observance; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Monday, December 7, 1959, as


in this state, and urge my fellow citizens to plan appropriate observance of this day, to give proper recognition to the contributions made to our safety by the staffs and volunteers of all the Civil Defense organizations of our state, and to strengthen their resolve that they will continue to participate in the non-military defense program of our Nation in order that we may keep peace through preparedness.

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 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