STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, it is universally known that the citizens of the United States of America are blessed with the highest standard of living ever attained by any nation in history; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that these material blessings are the results of the application of basic scientific knowledge by the engineering profession over many decades; and
WHEREAS, so much is owed by all of us to the comparatively few, who make up this great profession, who have pioneered, developed and brought to fruition vast benefits to our economic, industrial and social well-being, through the protection of life, health and property; in the development of agricultural, marine and mineral resources, ways and means of transportation, water, power, light, sanitation and communication systems and conservation of natural resources; and
WHEREAS, it is proper that we recognize those members of the engineering profession who are citizens of Delaware, and who have made numerous and major contributions to the uplifting of our standard of living:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, in order to give our citizenship an opportunity to honor the engineers of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the week beginning February 22, 1953, and ending February 28, 1953, shall be designated as
ENGINEERS' WEEK IN DELAWARE
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 Eleventh day of February, 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.