STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Shut-In's Day Association, International has officially named the first Sunday in June as Shut-In's Day, at which time people are encouraged to visit the sick and disabled; and
WHEREAS, the observance of such a day serves to create an awareness of the struggle of those not blessed with good health, and the need for consideration on the part of those more fortunate; and
WHEREAS, a growing number of the shut-ins are war veterans, who patiently, cheerfully wait, some of them with no hope of sunshine in the open, but who must find sunshine in the thoughtfulness of those who visit them and send them books, magazines and flowers; and
WHEREAS, there are many ways in which invalids can be helped to participate in programs that are important to the welfare of all society and this sharing in the common interest and activity has a great therapeutic value;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the first Sunday in June, June 3, 1951, as
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SHUT-IN'S DAY
and urge the people of Delaware to observe this occasion by visiting, writing, or otherwise remembering their shut-in friends and neighbors.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel 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 third day of May, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fifth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.