WHEREAS, the youth of our State constitutes one of the most important and treasured assets; and

WHEREAS, the development and the ever-increasing use of modern conveniences have lessened the opportunity for physical activity necessary for our youth to achieve and maintain a high level of physical condition and health; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation has established a State Physical Fitness Committee to encourage the continuation and expansion of existing programs and to initiate suitable measures tending to enhance the fitness of all Delaware youth, does hereby recommend that the month of March 1959 be designated as Delaware Youth Fitness Month; and

WHEREAS, the fitness of our youth can be promoted through the concentrated efforts of all our citizens;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the month of March, 1959, be designated as:


I earnestly request all state officials, schools, parent-teacher associations, and all other organizations to use all appropriate means during this period to promote programs and activities which will improve the physical fitness of the youth of our state to the end that we may assure the continuing strength and wellbeing of our State and 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 to be hereunto affixed at Dover this ninth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-third.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State