WHEREAS, in recent years the Home Builders of Delaware have produced a high volume of new homes for our citizens; and

WHEREAS, our cities have grown--new communities have been built--and the opportunity to enjoy the benefits derived from home ownership have been extended to more and more people each year, bringing us many new families to the state ; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that Delaware should give recognition to the improved living conditions provided by the Home Builders in our state who have made possible this increase in home ownership; and

WHEREAS, home ownership is one of the foundations of good citizenship and provides a most desirable environment for the future citizens of our communities; now

THEREFORE, I, 3. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, being aware of the continuing efforts of our Home Builders in providing new homes for all of our people, do hereby proclaim the week of September 10-18, 1955 as


I call upon the citizens of our state to share in this observance, particularly marking the significant contribution of our Home Builders which has assisted us in reaching new population heights, and through whose efforts we feel new industry and new citizens will be attracted to the First State.

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 Eighth

(Great Seal) day of September 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 eightieth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State