STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the March of Dimes is facing a bigger task in 1955, even as the prospect of freedom from polio's threat looms brighter than ever before, and
WHEREAS, this humanitarian program is now undertaking the task of protecting healthy Delaware children as well as providing care for the polio-stricken here and across the nation, and
WHEREAS, the most hopeful aspect of this bold program is the purchase by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis of 9,000,000 doses of polio vaccine now being manufactured, and
WHEREAS, the added cost of this vaccine, in addition to the millions needed for patient aid, for scientific research and for professional education financed by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis amounts to $64,000,000, and
WHEREAS, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis is morally obligated to continue its aid to polio victims of previous years and to those unnumbered thousands who will be stricken in the future because any vaccine will come too late for them,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of January
MARCH OF DIMES MONTH
and ask for the enlightened generosity of every citizen, so that a worthwhile cause may be continued and a great humanitarian victory hastened.
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 Third day
(Great Seal) of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, 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