STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, in recent years the President of these United States and Governors of many states have, by proclamation, designated May Day as Child Health Day; and
WHEREAS, the future strength of our state and country will depend upon the children of today; and health is of vital importance for the fullest development of youth into manhood; and
WHEREAS, concerted effort to promote health must continually be made by the citizens, physicians, dentists, hospitals, State Boards of Health and of Education, and other organizations of Delaware.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of Delaware, designate and have set aside
MONDAY, MAY FIRST
DELAWARE CHILD HEALTH DAY
and ask our citizens to observe this day in our schools, churches, various civic and community organizations, so that we may have a continuation of this splendid work, and to give thanks for the health gains that have been made.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of this State to be hereunto affixed this twenty-fourth day of
(Great Seal) April, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine, and of the Independence of the United Sates of America, the One Hundred and sixty-third.
By the Governor:
RICHARD C. McMULLEN.
JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.