STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, education leads to the realization of human potential through the acquisition of knowledge and the development
of disciplin e and skills; and
Whereas, the material rewards which come to the individual with sound training are transcended by the benefits to the Nation of the competenc e, maturity and social responsibility gained thereby; and
Whereas, scientific and technological breakthroughs, while
opening new vistas for m ankind, are creating unforseen stresses on the educational system; and
Whereas, within the State of Delaware there are flexible and varied educational opportunities on every level from that of the preschool child to that of the senior citiz e n, the major emphasis falls on th e training of the young men and wo men up on whose shoulders will rest the responsibilities and decisions of the future;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 25-31, 1970, as
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
in Delaware, and urge the residents of the First State to acquaint themselves with both the advances and the problems of modern education and to encourage and support those who have chosen as their careers the education of others.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delawar e, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fifth.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor
Atte s t: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State