STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the citizens of Delaware are vitally interested in the youth of today, and knowing that this youth needs understanding and guidance at all times from an adult population; and
WHEREAS, the growing complexity of modern community living has been accompanied in recent years by an increasing need for training youth in the fundamental principles of good citizenship; and
WHEREAS, there is no better way of providing such citizenship training than through programs of organized recreation; and
WHEREAS, the Boys' Clubs of America, by bringing our growing boys together in an atmosphere of friendship, tolerance and understanding, are performing a character-building service not only for youth itself but for the community and state; and
WHEREAS, the chief goals of Boys' Club leaders are to develop in our youth a respect for all property and individual rights, and in a deep and abiding faith in America and the fundamental principles upon which our prosperity and strength as a nation has been built;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and declare the week of April 13 to April 19, 1953, to be
BOYS' 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 Fifth Day of April, 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.