WHEREAS, the diffusion of education among all the people is essential to the preservation of free institutions and in the perpetuation of self-government; and

WHEREAS, good schools are the direct responsibility of the people of the several communities and of the state, in whom is vested the duty to provide a curricula which will best meet the needs of the youth of today in preparation for their future responsibilities as citizens; and

WHEREAS, investments in good schools and the faculties charged with educating the young people represents a community's important asset; and

WHEREAS, accurate information about the schools and a clear understanding of their problems and needs is the only sure basis for intelligent citizens support; and

WHEREAS, the thirty-fourth annual observance of American Education Week sponsored by the Delaware State Department of Education, the Delaware State Education Association, the Delaware Congress of Parents and Teachers, the Delaware Council of Education, the Federation of Teachers associated with the American Federation of Labor, and the Department of Delaware, American Legion, has for its purpose the strengthening of public interest in and understanding of our schools;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of November 7 to 13, 1954, as


learn more about school programs and needs and assist in planning for the good education of all our people, always keeping in mind our full responsibilities in that regard.

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 Nineteenth

(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