STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed May 1, 1954, as a day to be dedicated to the promotion of wholesome family life, with particular emphasis on the health of our children; and
WHEREAS, the theme adopted by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare for this observance is "May Day is Family Play Day"; and
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of all of us to provide the very best for our children in order that they may develop physically, emotionally and spiritually into the bright and healthy citizen of tomorrow ;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate May 1, 1954, as
DELAWARE CHILD HEALTH DAY
and I particularly urge parents to observe that day by joint family activity which will emphasize the rich relationship between parents and children. I also call upon all our state and civic agencies whose responsibility is directed toward the welfare of children to stage such observances as they believe appropriate on this day. Children, as one of our greatest resources for the future are also our most precious possessions.
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-
(Great Seal) eighth day of April in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-eighth.
CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State