WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a patriotic organization comprising some 10,000 individual posts with a million two hundred thousand members, will observe its 61st anniversary during 1960; and

WHEREAS, this organization was Congressionally chartered by, and remains as a group of America's finest fighting men who have undergone unusual hardships in every war or expedition in which the Nation has participated since the Spanish-American War; and

WHEREAS, this overseas veteran fraternity is today serving its country in peace as it did in war, by sponsoring and successfully concluding more than 600,000 different community service projects annually, all aimed at improving communities, states and Nation; and

WHEREAS, the V. F. W. has in recent years won ten consecutive Freedoms Foundation Awards for its untiring and diligent Loyalty Day and similar Americanism programs, seeking to rid this country of all Communists and other un-American groups and philosophies; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim and designate the week of May 1-7, 1960, as


in Delaware, and urge all of our citizens to take this opportunity to further acquaint themselves with the outstanding accomplishments and programs of this great organization.

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-ninth 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