WHEREAS, since the beginning of the Republic our citizens have relied upon laws and independent courts to protect their rights and property, to resolve private controversies and to foster the nation's spiritual, social and economic development; and

WHEREAS, this voluntary acceptance of the rule of law is a vital element in American life; its preservation and strengthening are essential to the national welfare, and the extension of the principle of the supremacy of law can become a tremendous force for world peace; and

WHEREAS, the first day of May has, by Presidential proclamation, come to be observed annually as LAW DAY USA, for the purpose of fostering increased respect for law and a deeper understanding of the place of law in our daily lives, as well as focusing public attention on the potential of law as an instrument for resolving disputes between nations; and

WHEREAS, since May 1 in 1960 falls on Sunday the observance will serve to symbolize the freedom of religious worship which is a basic American right established by the Constitution and protected by our laws, in contrast with the lack of religious liberty in Communist lands where this date is traditionally a time for display of military power; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 1, 1960, as


and I urge the people of this state to join in its observance in the churches, in the schools, the courts, and before private organizations of all kinds.

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 twentieth day of April 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