STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, The National Foundation has maintained a vigorous program to prevent crippling diseases with major emphasis against birth defects, arthritis and polio; and
WHEREAS, more than a quarter of a million infants are born each year with serious birth defects; and
WHEREAS, arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States; and
WHEREAS, polio in 1960 continued to be a major health problem in the United States with millions of Americans still unprotected by Salk vaccine against this virulent crippler; and
WHEREAS, thousands of children are especially the defenseless victims of these vicious cripplers; and
WHEREAS, The National Foundation's expanded program, developed through years of experience as a voluntary health organization, provides real hope in the fight toward eventual elimination of these disablers; now
THEREFORE, I, DAVID P. BUCKSON, as Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim January, 1961, as
NEW MARCH OF DIMES MONTH
and urge all citizens to give their services and support to this campaign to prevent crippling diseases.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, David P. Buckson, 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 January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-one and of the Independence of the United States of, America, the one hundred and eighty-fifth.
DAVID P. BUCKSON, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State