STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, drug abuse has exploded to epidemic proportions among our young people, making it one of the major social problems of the era; and
WHEREAS, many citizens are not fully aware of the seriousness of the epidemic and of its threat to the present and future welfare of our youth; and
WHEREAS, there are, within the State of Delaware, educational opportunities and treatment facilities for young people who have become involved in the misuse of drugs;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of May 10 — 16,1971, as
DRUG AWARENESS WEEK
in Delaware, and urge all residents of the First State to become better informed about the problem; and I urge all schools, churches, medical services, local governments, civic organizations, and news media to cooperate in the development of special programs to arouse public awareness of this serious problem and of the means available to combat it.
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
(GREAT SEAL) State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 5th day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fifth.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State
WHEREAS, William Penn issued a warrant for the surveying of Dover in 1683.one year after his arrival in the New World; and
WHEREAS, the town of Dover was laid out around The Green in 1717 in accordance with Penn's plans, establishing the nucleus around which many historic buildings are clustered; and
WHEREAS, Dover has been Delaware's capital and the center of our Government since 1777, playing a central role in the events which led to the establishment of our Great Nation; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Constitution was first ratified in 1787 in Dover, giving Delaware the right to be called the First State and The State That Started A Nation; and
WHEREAS, the proud history of our capital city is the cherished heritage of all Delawareans, which by custom we commemorate each year on the first weekend in May;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the weekend of May 1 — 2, 1971,as
OLD DOVER DAYS
in Delaware, and encourage residents of the First State to come to the City of Dover and take part in the festivities and observances which mark these days.
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 30th
(GREAT SEAL) day of April in the year of our Lord, one