STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, it has been the custom since 1928 to set aside a day annually dedicated to the health of our children; and
WHEREAS, it is important that we take cognizance of the change of pace in our mode of life and the influence it bears on the growth and development of our boys and girls; and
WHEREAS, there is nothing more important to the future of our state and nation than to develop our youth with sound bodies and keen minds; and
WHEREAS, the future of our state and nation depends on the decision and acts of our maturing young men and women, who will have to carry on the advances in good government, education, health and scientific development:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the first day of May, 1953, as
CHILD HEALTH DAY
and I urge parents, state agencies, civic groups, schools and other organizations interested in the welfare of our children to give special attention to this day by the staging of appropriate exercises in public places to stress child development, and to give our boys and girls an opportunity to show their continued advancement in all fields.
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 Twentieth Day of April in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.