STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, our progress in promoting world and domestic peace and in assuring continual advances in the frontiers of medicine, science, the arts, industry, and the social sciences depends in large part upon the fullest educational opportunities for all; and
Whereas, it has been demonstrated that education pays dividends in better human relations, improved earning power, personal fulfillment, good citizenship, economic growth, better communities, and improved international relations; and
Whereas, the establishment and maintenance of good schools in Delaware is essential to our progress and prosperity, and to assure that our State will make its fullest contribution to a strong national defense and domestic peace; and
Whereas, the Nation's schools and the schools of Delaware continue to be confronted by a constant demand for ever more teachers, classrooms, and financial support, which require public understanding and action; and
Whereas, the State of Delaware established the Educational Television Board and was the First State in the Nation to make ETV available to every school room within its borders; and
Whereas, the State of Delaware has established the Adult High School Extension Program to help combat the school dropout problem and to aid those Delawareans seeking to up-grade their educational skills; and
Whereas, educational appropriations have increased tremendously during recent years as the government and people of Delaware continue to give it high priority; and
Whereas, Delaware also has a higher education system second to no other in the Country; and
Whereas, under provisions of Chapter 41, Section 4111, Title 14 of the Delaware Code, this office is authorized to issue a proclamation relative to American Education Week;
Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, hereby proclaim the week of November 3-9, 1968, as
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
and urge all citizens and all organizations of the "First State" interested in education and the welfare of children to become further acquainted with the advancing programs of education and to rededicate themselves to the need for strengthening and improving this essential safeguard of our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., 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 23rd clay of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-third.
CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor
Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State