WHEREAS, the economic and social welfare and the future existence of the United States of America depends to a great extent upon our having constantly better means of transportation, communication, industrialization, sanitation, mechanization, as well as improved ways of utilizing our abundant natural resources, for the good of all; and

WHEREAS, our state of prosperity at the present time in both the State and the Nation is due to our success in attaining these goals; and

WHEREAS, this attainment is due in large part to the unceasing and untiring efforts of the members of the engineering profession; and

WHEREAS, each year, it is fitting that we honor those members of the engineering profession who were born in, reside, or work within our State and thereby contribute greatly to the continued development of our own beloved State; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, in order to give our citizenship an opportunity to honor the professional engineers in the State of Delaware, do proclaim the week beginning February 19, 1956, and continuing through February 25, 1956, shall be designated as


I hereby urge that our civic organizations, clubs, schools and municipal bodies accord special recognition and honor to our engineers during that week.

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

(Great Seal) Ninth day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-six, 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