STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the birth-date of Florence Nightingale, world-famous nurse, is commemorated throughout the world on May 12; and
WHEREAS, the American Hospital Association has designated the period of May 6 through May 12 as National Hospital Week throughout the United States in recognition of the humanitarian services rendered to communities by hospitals; now
THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of May 6 to 12, 1956, as
NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK
in Delaware. I urge all our citizens to recognize the advances made by medical science through continued research and study in hospitals and through the vast educational and training programs for doctors, nurses and technicians in our institutions contributing to the wealth and progress which has and is being made in the betterment of public health.
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