STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, a joint resolution of the United States Congress in 1928 set aside and designated the first day of May of each year to be known as Child Health Day; and
WHEREAS, the observance of Child Health Day this year will focus attention on the greater health, both physical and emotional, of handicapped children; and
WHEREAS, the people of the State of Delaware recognize the need for assistance to handicapped children; realize that every dollar spent in securing greater health for children is a worthwhile investment; and have indicated their interest by giving support to several programs developed for the handicapped child:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate Thursday, May 1, 1952, as
DELAWARE CHILD HEALTH DAY
and do urge all individuals, agencies and organizations interested in the health, education and welfare of the handicapped child to dedicate that day to the continuation of those efforts for every child who is blind, deaf, crippled or otherwise physically handicapped and for the child who is mentally handicapped; to work together toward the support of such measures as will early discover and diagnose the handicap of the crippled child; provide care and treatment and so educate and train him that he will become an asset to society.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of this State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Twenty fourth day of April, 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.