CHAPTER 482

STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has a large number of physically handicapped men and women seeking employment; and

WHEREAS, the physically handicapped have demonstrated that they are capable workers when placed in jobs suited to their abilities, training, and experience, and constitute a valuable resource of manpower; and

WHEREAS, there is a continuing need for public support 'in securing employment for the physically handicapped on the basis of their demonstrated abilities; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, through its many agencies has provided facilities and placement services for them in our various communities; and

WHEREAS, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved on August 11, 1945, designated the first week in October of each year as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week, and requested the President to issue a suitable proclamation inviting Nation-wide support of programs calling for full opportunity for physically handicapped men and women in employment;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby call upon the people of our State to observe the week beginning October 7, 1951, as

NATIONAL EMPLOY THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED WEEK

and to cooperate with the Delaware State Committee on National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. I also call upon the mayors of municipalities, and other public officials, as well as leaders of industry and labor, of civic, veterans', agricultural, women's, and fraternal organizations, and of other representative groups, to lend their assistance and encouragement in the observance of the designated week, in order to enlist public interest in and support of programs for the employment of the physically handicapped.

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 sixth day of September, 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-sixth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.