STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, education is any process by which an individual gains knowledge or insight, or develops attitudes and skills; this process is both formal and informal, social and individual; and
Whereas, education is one of the cornerstones of our great nation and creates closer human relationships, improved earning power, and personal fulfillment which ultimately lead toward improved international relations, greater economic growth, and better communities; and
Whereas, Delaware has one of the finest educational systems in the Nation including seven institutions of higher learning, as well as an Adult High School Extension Program; and
Whereas, the government and people of Delaware place a high priority on education, witnessed by continually increasing educational appropriations to satisfy the necessity for more teachers, classrooms, and equipment;
Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of November 2-8, 1969, as
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
in Delaware, and urge all citizens of the First State to acquaint themselves with the advancements in education, and to pledge that they will support this never-ending process, not only for their children but for themselves as well, in order that our Nation remain the world leader it now is.
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 15th day of October 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-fourth.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor
Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State