WHEREAS, this State and Nation owe their present prosperity and the bright promise of their future to the lifelong efforts and sacrifices of those we respect and honor as SENIOR CITIZENS; and

WHEREAS, we now widely recognize the injustice of depriving our people of opportunities to enjoy a happy and useful life beyond middle age, especially in those cases where men and women possess trained skills and valuable experience which can benefit their respective communities; and

WHEREAS, the number of Senior Citizens (65 years of age and over) in Delaware in the eight years from 1950 to 1958 increased more than 20% and is now over 32,000, in an estimated population of 454,000 thus emphasizing the size and importance of this group; and

WHEREAS, while widespread undertakings have been launched at National, State and local levels to solve the problems of the aging, we cannot hope to succeed in these projects without the full understanding, sympathy and co-operation of all our people; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do designate and set aside the month of May, 1960, as


in Delaware and urge all citizens of our state to observe this month by showing personal concern for the health, well-being and happiness of our Senior Citizens at home, at work and at leisure, and especially by visiting those who are confined by illness or incapacity in hospitals, nursing homes and other establishments.

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 twenty-first 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