STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, National Vegetable Week has come to be observed annually throughout the United States in order to call attention to the importance of vegetable foods to the physical and economic health of our nation; and
WHEREAS, this observance is sponsored by the Vegetable Growers Association of America, an organization which has, during its forty-four year history, been a leader in the improvement of vegetable production and marketing; and
WHEREAS, the commercial growers of vegetables in Delaware are ever increasing their crops, both in quantity and variety, and have pledged themselves to a continuing effort to produce more and better vegetables for the nourishment and enjoyment of our own people and those throughout the nation who receive them either fresh or processed; and
WHEREAS, through the improved methods of food processing, Americans are enabled to avail themselves of a balanced and varied vegetable diet the year round, providing the highest standard of nutrition, and thus strength and energy, which has ever been achieved by any people:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of July 31 to August 9 as
NATIONAL VEGETABLE WEEK
in Delaware and commend it to the attention of the public.
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 Eighteenth day of July, 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-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.