WHEREAS, it is fitting to pay tribute on October 27, traditionally observed as Navy Day, to our great Navy and to the "Father of our Modern Navy"--the twenty-sixth President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt; and

WHEREAS, the seven-day period beginning October 23 will be observed by U. S. Navy ships and stations around the globe as Navy Week; and

WHEREAS, it is particularly appropriate in these times that we know and appreciate the strength of our Navy--a "Flexible Force for Freedom"; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the period, October 23 through October 29, 1960, as


in this state, and urge all our citizens, during this special week, to become better acquainted with and to more fully appreciate our great naval traditions, and the men and women, ships and installations comprising our modern Navy.

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-fourth day of October 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