STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the movement to encourage the practice of friendship for the sick and shut-ins is being sponsored by the Shut-in Clubs and through programs of their organizations; and
WHEREAS, this movement has several thousands of sick, physically handicapped and afflicted shut-ins in the homes, hospitals and institutions for the disabled by encouraging them to overcome their handicaps in time of distress and discouragement; and
WHEREAS, there are now many heroic soldiers and sailors who are shut-ins because of the wounds which they have suffered in battle for their country; and
WHEREAS, through this movement spiritual uplift to shut-ins has been beneficial in moments of stress and futility by neighbors and friends who have been encouraged in acts of kindness in which human suffering could be alleviated:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Sunday, June 7, 1953, shall be known as
"SHUT-IN'S DAY" IN DELAWARE
and on this day all citizens, neighbors and friends of the shut-in's in our State are asked to remember the shut-in's in acts of kindness by visitation, cards and flowers or other mementos, and to continue such activities throughout the year wherever possible.
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 sixth day of May 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.