WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed Sunday, May 1, 1955, as a day set aside to consider the health of our children ; and

WHEREAS, great emphasis has been placed in this direction in recent weeks through the announcement of the successful use of the vaccine for the prevention of poliomylitis, which will prove a boon to children everywhere; and

WHEREAS, all of us are interested in the development of our children spiritually, mentally and physically in order that they may qualify for wholesome citizenship later in life;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate Sunday, May 1, 1955, as


I believe it will be appropriate for our churches and Sunday Schools to call special attention to this day so that youngsters may grow spiritually; that parents or guardians give special regard to the general welfare of boys and girls in their care; and let our schools continue to prepare such programs which will increase the mental and physical capacities of all those under their care.

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 day

(Great Seal) of May 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