STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, it is recognized that advancement in social culture and continuance of existence in the basic principles of American democracy can be attained only by the development and application of specialized knowledge and self-expression of a free people; and
WHEREAS, the province of such attainment lies immeasurably within the engineering profession because of its functions in developing a high standard of living and in solving the complex problems of modern civilization; and
WHEREAS, in this hour of deep concern with the safety of the rights and liberty of the free peoples of the world and for the continuing growth of the invigorating principles of democracy; and
WHEREAS, it is particularly fitting that the engineering profession receive recognition during a period in which the birthday of the First President of the United States of America, an engineer and surveyor, is celebrated:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, in order to give our citizenship an opportunity to honor the engineers of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the period beginning February 17, 1952, and continuing to February 23, 1952, shall be designated as
ENGINEER'S WEEK IN DELAWARE
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 Thirtieth
day of January, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, 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.