WHEREAS, during the month of February, Americans everywhere traditionally observe the birthdays of two great presidents and national heroes; and

WHEREAS, the lives and accomplishments of these great men--George Washington, the "Father of our Country", and Abraham Lincoln, who did so much to preserve our Union, have served and should continue to serve as a source of inspiration for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, it is becoming more and more important that all our citizens have full appreciation of the accomplishments and contributions of these and other great Americans to whom we, as a free people, owe so much; and

WHEREAS, during 1960, Delawareans are extending an invitation to others to "See the First State--First" and share our appreciation of Delaware's traditions, heritage and many significant historic sites and shrines; and

WHEREAS, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is again sponsoring a nationwide observance of February as American History Month; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of February 1960, as


in Delaware and call upon all our schools--public, parochial and private--and our patriotic organizations to sponsor special and appropriate programs during this period to emphasize our great heritage and recognize the accomplishments, sacrifices and great faith of those who helped build and those who helped preserve this great Nation of ours.

FURTHER, I urge that, during February, we re-visit Delaware's museums and historic shrines and also invite others to do so thereby making possible greater appreciation of the history and traditions of our own state.

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

(GREAT BEAL) nineteenth 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