WHEREAS, it has been customary since November, 1951, in Delaware to observe a five-day period, commencing with the Sunday before Thanksgiving, in which to honor the homemakers of our state; and

WHEREAS, no group is more worthy of honor than our homemakers, wives, and mothers, to whom we look for spiritual guidance, daily nourishment and constant loyalty; and for the proper training of our future citizens ; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting to include them in our prayers and thoughts as we contemplate another season of Thanksgiving;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the period of November 21 to 25, 1954, as


in the State of Delaware, and call upon all citizens to observe this period in a proper manner; and to pay tribute to those homemakers who contribute so much to our way of life by trying to improve the health, happiness and morals of their families ; also to take special cognizance, during this week of their contribution to society and to the community as well as the home.

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 Sixteenth

(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