WHEREAS, it is proper that we salute the art, science and the humanity of nursing as it moves forward from one year to the next; and

WHEREAS, progress in nursing will truly mean better health for the nation as we continue to train young people to serve in the home, school, factory, the hospital ward or the front line of battle when the need exists, to care for those who need care; nurse the sick to health and the weak to strength; and

WHEREAS, it is most fitting that this year we mark the centenary of the work of Florence Nightingale for her service in the Crimea, where nursing first received world-wide attention and recognition, and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States of America has proclaimed that a week be set aside to do honor to the general nursing profession ;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that the week of October 11 to 16, 1954 shall be known as


and I call upon our citizens to pay a special tribute to the nurses of our state who continue to serve so unselfishly despite the rigorous work in which they are engaged. During these days, may we also interest our young people in considering the profession of nursing as a career, since the need is great in our hospitals and demand for competent professional nurses increases daily.

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 Seventh

(Great Seal) day of October 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