WHEREAS, each year millions of Americans of all ages are killed or severely injured by accidents in the home; and

WHEREAS, these fatalities and injuries may frequently be prevented with prompt attention and proper First-Aid treatment; and

WHEREAS, effective First-Aid can only be administered if the essential equipment is available; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of every citizen to contribute to his own and his family's safety by being fully prepared to deal with these home accidents; and

WHEREAS, these emergencies do not wait for the home to be prepared to meet them; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 1, 1956, as


and respectfully urge all the people of Delaware not only to take note of the importance of First-Aid practices, but to replenish supplies with essential items commonly used in First Aid emergencies, since recognizing and being able to administer First-Aid promptly can contribute to the well-being of every citizen of our State and of the Nation.

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