CHAPTER 499

STATE OF DELAWARE,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, October 13, 1960, is the One Hundred and seventeenth anniversary of the founding of B'nai B'rith, the world's largest and oldest Jewish service organization; and

WHEREAS, through their enlistment of the best efforts of the Jewish community, B'nai B'rith has provided, active support of all civic affairs and community drives; continued service to our Veterans' Hospital; service to college students through the B'nai B'rith Hillel Counselorship at the University of Delaware; the sponsorship of youth groups based upon the precepts of the senior order; vocational counseling and career guidance for youth; and

WHEREAS, the organization has fostered a program of action and education through its Anti-Defamation League, aimed toward the continual expansion of the democratic way of life, based on the realization that bigotry directed against any single group hurts all Americans; and

WHEREAS, these valued and beneficial services have been extended through many years on a national and local level through Wilmington Lodge No. 470, B'nai B'rith and the B'nai B'rith Women, Delaware Valley Council; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the week of October 13 through October 20, 1960, and declare it to be

B'NAI B'RITH WEEK

in the First State. I further urge that the week be commemorated with appropriate ceremonies and by all citizens joining in extending felicitations to this worthy cause.

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 fifth 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State