STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, many Delaware homes are saddened by holiday accidents of all types, especially on the highway, at this time of year--accidents that need not have happened--would not have happened with a little thought and effort; and
WHEREAS, although it is traditionally the happiest time of the year, the Christmas Season, ironically, is also the deadliest time of the year; and
WHEREAS, the last week of December--"the holiday season"--is that crowded, delightfully busy seven days during which we try to remove from our minds all cares and worries and to concentrate only on the happiness and religious significance of the season; and
WHEREAS, it is within our power to give the most valuable Christmas present in the world--SAFETY--freedom from accidents and the pain and cost and heartbreak they bring;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do earnestly call upon all Delawareans to join in the true spirit of Christmas by using extra care, common sense and courtesy to meet the unusual hazards of the holiday season, and insure yourself against an accident that could be a mockery of Christmas for you and your family.
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 Nineteenth day of December, 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.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.