WHEREAS, by our way of life, in which we recognize the dignity and importance of every individual, it is well to give serious consideration to the needs and rights of our nation's more than 4,800,000 mentally retarded children and adults, and

WHEREAS, we as citizens realize our responsibility to help provide understanding and constructive help to mentally retarded children everywhere, and

WHEREAS, retarded children can be helped to develop their maximum capacity and in many cases becoming happy contributing members of society, now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period from November 13 through November 23rd, appropriately enough the Thanksgiving season, as


and urge the citizens of this state to give their heartfelt support to the appeal of the National Association for Retarded Children.

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 Tenth day

(Great Seal) of November 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