STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Delaware Chapter of the National Association for Retarded Children should be commended for its efforts in bringing before the general public the essential facts about mental retardation, and for inspiring public cooperation for a broad, concerted attack under this major problem; and
WHEREAS, all of us should pledge our support and understanding so that these children, often forgotten, need no longer suffer from the lack of attention by our leaders, and schools, or to be shunned by society;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim and set aside the week of November 14 to 23, 1954, as
RETARDED CHILDREN'S WEEK
I urge that during this week everyone in the state give moral and financial support to the fund-raising campaign of our State Chapter, the Delaware Association for Retarded Children, an organization dedicated to the improvement of facilities and services for all the retarded, regardless of age, color or creed.
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 Fourth
(Great Seal) day of November 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