WHEREAS, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to all the world that this new nation, conceived in the Spirit of Freedom under God, guaranteed to all men their inherent right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and

WHEREAS, Delaware patriots played important roles in bringing about the adoption of this significant document and in ultimately paving the way for Delaware to become the First State in the young union; and

WHEREAS, this declaration and the new great Nation to which it gave birth stands as a fount of hope and promise not only to Americans but also to the people of all the world; and

WHEREAS, on July 4, 1960, patriotic Americans everywhere will--and should--observe, in the form and intent of the founding fathers, the 184th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Monday, July 4, 1960, shall be observed in this state as


FURTHER, I order that the flag of the United States of America, and the Delaware State Flag, be properly displayed from all state and public buildings on this day, and urge that all our citizens join in the showing of our national colors in commemoration of this great event in our history,

It is my further hope that, while our citizens are enjoying this holiday, they will give proper thought to the reason for the observation and pause long enough during the holiday period to give thanks to Almighty God for the blessings we enjoy as citizens of this Great Republic.

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-second day of June 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