STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, a sound program of free public education, available to the entire citizenry, is essential to the preservation of the high degree of freedom and the rights and privileges we enjoy; and
WHEREAS, the establishment and maintenance of good schools in Delaware is essential to our progress, prosperity, and to assure that our State will make its contribution to a strong national defense; and
WHEREAS, the nation's schools and the schools of Delaware continue to be confronted by unparalleled problems which are the personal responsibility of every citizen of this State; and
WHEREAS, under provisions of Chapter 21, Section 2110, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, this office is authorized to issue a proclamation relative to American Education Week:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of November 5-11, 1961, as
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
and do earnestly request all citizens and all organizations interested in education and child welfare to acquaint themselves more fully, during this 41st annual nationwide observance of this occasion, with the program, objectives, needs and problems of our schools.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, 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 sixth day of October 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-sixth.
ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor
Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State