STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the dental health of our children should be of paramount importance and concern to the community as a whole; and
WHEREAS, dental decay now afflicts more than 90 per cent of the children of our state; and
WHEREAS, a lowering of the rate of dental decay can best be accomplished through wider use of preventative dentistry for children; and
WHEREAS, the dentists of this state have expressed concern over the need for expanded community health programs in order to make available to all children dental health education and dental care:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim and designate Monday, February 2, 1953, as
CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH DAY
and call upon all those in a position to do so, to spread information and education which will lead toward the better care for, and preservation of the teeth of our children. I further urge schools especially, to take those steps in dental education, not only on this day, but throughout the year, which will better inform both children and parents of the importance of dental care.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 eighth day of January, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three, 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.