WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed May 1, 1956, as a day to be dedicated to the task of promoting the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of children; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that we foster the health and welfare of our children in order that they may grow into responsible citizens and may contribute to the peace and productivity of the world; and

WHEREAS, we all know how important it is to our future welfare that our children have sound minds and bodies, so they will be more able to cope with the great scientific discoveries which will bring better living to all of us; and

WHEREAS, Child Health Day is an appropriate time for citizens of Delaware to join with others in observing a universal Children's Day; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate May 1, 1956, as


and I urge Delaware citizens to give added attention to the proper care and physical education of our youth and to the support of those agencies and organizations interested in their health, education and welfare.

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) Twenty-sixth day of April 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