WHEREAS, for more than one hundred years, one of the greatest influences for good among the youth of our Nation has been the Young Men's Christian Association; and

WHEREAS, since their founding in 1851, the Young Men's Christian Associations of North America have consistently offered recreational and cultural programs that have benefitted thousands and thousands of men and boys; and

WHEREAS, the Y. M. C. A., as it is more generally known, adds greatly to the moral fibre of our young men, instilling in them a love of God and Country, and encouraging them to become healthy citizens through physical fitness programs; and

WHEREAS, one of the reasons for the notable and heartwarming record of the Y. M. C. A. is that succeeding generations of Y. M. C. A. officials have maintained its ideals on the highest level and never compromised in its high purpose; and

WHEREAS, it is most fitting that each year special attention be called to the services rendered and the gains made by an organization so vitally interested in the well-being of our young people; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of January 17-24, 1960, as

Y. M. C. A. WEEK

in the State of Delaware, and I urge all the people of our State to take part in the many special activities planned for this period.

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 January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty 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