CHAPTER 849

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, the problem of drug use and abuse is becoming more acute among our youth; and

Whereas, education about the hazards of drugs is the most effective way to combat this problem; and

Whereas, planning should be initiated and carried forward as a sustained effort during the coming school year to reach all students regarding the use and abuse of drugs; and

Whereas, the youth of Delaware, together with their parents, should receive information before their summer vacation about the physiological, psychological, and social harm that might result from drug abuse;

Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim May 1969 to be

DRUG EDUCATION MONTH IN DELAWARE

and urge that during this month all schools throughout the First State devote a portion of instructional time to the topic of drugs and their effects.

I further urge that every effort be made during May to convey the full impact of drug abuse to the parents through newsletters; Parent-Teacher Association meetings, and whatever additional means the schools can utilize. I request, for this purpose, the full cooperation of the Department of Public Instruction, the Educational Television Network, and all other agencies having any connection with this problem.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Russell W. Peterson, 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 28th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, and of the independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-third.

(GREAT SEAL)

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor

Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State