WHEREAS, the year 1954 marks the tenth anniversary of the observance of a week dedicated to publicizing the urgent need for employing the physically handicapped; and

WHEREAS, recent legislation enacted by the Congress of the United States will tend to increase greatly the number of our citizens who will be rehabilitated and prepared for gainful occupation annually, thus requiring redoubled activity in the field of employment; and

WHEREAS, observance of this week will aid those agencies in the State which work toward full employment of those who have been rehabilitated through various accepted programs which have proven a great boon to those who have overcome physical afflictions ; and

WHEREAS, the ever-increasing awareness among public and private employers of the desirability of hiring the handicapped should be maintained and further stimulated; and

WHEREAS, the observance of National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week once each year, as authorized by a joint resolution of the Congress approved August 11, 1945, emphasizes the need for a year-round program ;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, cooperating with the President of the United States and the President's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped, do hereby declare that the week beginning October 3, 1954, be set aside as


veterans, and handicapped persons' groups to participate actively in the observance, keeping in mind that the nation's prosperity depends on the productivity of each individual. And may we during this week pay particular attention to the fact that many of our handicapped persons become our greatest producers when they are properly trained and rehabilitated. I particularly hope that no such person within the State will remain without employment and that more training will be given to those who seek the assistance of our public and private officials.

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) ninth day of September 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-ninth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State