WHEREAS, there exists a real challenge in the State of Delaware for business organizations to meet the needs of our ever-growing communities ; and

WHEREAS, the Home Builders of Delaware have met one challenge by providing adequate housing in a wide range of prices to accommodate our new citizens and new families ; and

WHEREAS, home ownership is a goal to which every family aspires when they feel that circumstances offer such an opportunity; and

WHEREAS, through the efforts of the Home Builders of Delaware in every section of the state, more dwellings are offered for home ownership within the means of our gainfully employed ; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, in tribute to our home builders, do set aside and designate the week of September 15 to 23, 1956, as


I would urge all those seeking homes to make a special effort during this week to visit the many new developments and custom-built houses open for inspection and examine the opportunities that home ownership offers.

In doing this we will be giving acknowledgment to those builders whose ingenuity, risk of capital and wise planning are providing for us the modern and highly livable homes which our growing economy needs. Through their combined efforts the home builders of Delaware are establishing the basis of a happy family life for a host of our citizens.

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

(Great Seal) to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Twelfth day of September 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 eighty-first.

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