SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
TO COMMEMORATE THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ALFRED I. DUPONT INSTITUTE OF THE NEMOURS FOUNDATION.
WHEREAS, the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware has learned with pride, gratification and appreciation of the contribution made to Delaware's exceptional children on the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Alfred I. duPont Institute of the Nemours Foundation; and
WHEREAS, because of the scientific contribution of this Delaware, American and world renowned Institute to a program of hospitalization, education, research, and post-graduate training for the alleviation of suffering and physical restoration of crippled children since its opening on July 1, 1940; and
WHEREAS, over a period of a quarter of a century the Alfred I. duPont Institute has served over 10,722 children of whom approximately 6,433 were from the First State of Delaware; and
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, does express appreciation of the people of the First State to the late Alfred I. duPont, Mrs. Jessie Ball duPont, and the Medical Director of the Alfred I. duPont Institute since its inception, Dr. Alfred R. Shands, Jr. and to congratulate the Board of Directors on its twenty-fifth birthday, July 1, 1965; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, does officially declare
July 1, 1965 as a day of thanksgiving and praise for the Alfred I. duPont Institute of the Nemours Foundation as a living memorial for children, which will perpetuate the late Alfred L duPont's memory for many years and will rehabilitate thousands of young handicapped boys and girls of Delaware and other states; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be made a part of the Journal of the Senate and that copies of this resolution be sent to Mrs. Jessie Ball duPont, the wife of the philanthropist with a great vision, the Medical Director, Dr. Alfred R. Shands, Jr. of the Institute, to the Board of Directors, and that copies be made available to the press and other news media.
Approved May 27, 1965.