WHEREAS, good eyesight is one of the most wonderful gifts a benevolent Providence has bestowed upon mankind; and

WHEREAS, our eyes enable us to see and know and understand each other and the world in which we live; and

WHEREAS, at least one-half of blindness, foe of human vision, can be prevented and thus need not occur; and

WHEREAS, as citizens we owe it to ourselves and those we love to guard our eyesight as we would guard a precious treasure; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, in cooperation with the Delaware Commission for the Blind, do hereby designate September, 1960, as


and call upon the citizens of the State of Delaware to learn and follow the habits of good eye care, to prevent future blindness for themselves and for their children, and to make it possible for all to enjoy the full benefits of one of their most precious possessions--their eyes.

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 eighth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fifth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State