STATE OF DELAWARE
This world can have no future hope unless now the seeds of the future are nourished and cultivated. The events of tomorrow will be in the hands of the children of today. For this reason it is essential that the children of the world be given every opportunity to develop into right-thinking and worthy citizens, capable of carrying on the splendid birthright handed us by our forefathers.
In recognition of this truth, the United Nations has made an appeal, in which forty-five countries have joined, to alleviate the suffering and misery of countless children throughout the world. The American Overseas Aid carries that appeal to the American people.
With faith that we in this State will not permit the suffering of children anywhere, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of May 24th to May 30th as
CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN WEEK
and call upon the citizens of Delaware, and particularly the children of Delaware, to aid in this program and to invest in our own future.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, 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 eighteenth
(GREAT SEAL) day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and forty-eight and of the
Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-second.
By the Governor:
WALTER W. BACON
WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.