WHEREAS, many nations throughout the world have been made captive by the imperialistic and aggressive policies of Soviet communism; and

WHEREAS, the peoples of these Soviet-dominated nations have been deprived of their national independence and their individual liberties; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of this State and Nation are linked by bonds of family and principle to those who love freedom and justice; and

WHEREAS, by a joint resolution approved July 17, 1959, the Congress authorized and requested the President of the United States of America to issue a proclamation designating the third week in July, 1960, as "Captive Nations Week", and to issue a similar proclamation each year until such time as freedom and independence shall have been achieved for all the captive nations of the world; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the week beginning July 17, 1960, as


in Delaware.

FURTHER, I urge all citizens of this State to join with other freedom-loving Americans in observance of this week, with appropriate ceremonies and activities and to recommit themselves to the support of the just aspirations of all captive peoples.

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 seventh day of July 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-fifth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State