CHAPTER 321 - STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the Continental Congress adopted the Federal Constitution in September, 1787, and submitted it to the various States for ratification; and

WHEREAS, Delaware ratified this constitution on December 7, 1787, and by so doing has since been known as "the first State in the Union"; and

WHEREAS by resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor has been authorized and directed to issue a proclamation calling upon all the citizens of this State to appropriately celebrate this historic event;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. D. Buck, by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby designate the seventh day of December as

DELAWARE DAY

and call upon all citizens of this State to display State and National flags on this day as well as to observe the event with appropriate exercises in all schools, churches and civic organizations.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed this sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and fifty-ninth.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:

C. D. BUCK.

CHARLES H. GRANTLAND, Secretary of State.