CHAPTER 324 - STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the economic importance and esthetic value of our trees and birds alike urge the careful conservation of these natural resources of our State, and

WHEREAS, public interest should be aroused to the importance of beautifying our roadsides, developing our parks, and preserving our wild flowers, forests, and other natural landscape values, and

WHEREAS, recognizing that one of the most effective means of accomplishing this end is found in education as provided by our public and private schools and institutions of higher learning,

NOW, THEREFORE, in compliance with the provisions of the Revised Code of Delaware, Section 2420, I, C. D. Buck, Governor of Delaware, do appoint and set apart Friday, April 12, 1935, as

ARBOR AND BIRD DAY

and request its observance by all public schools, private schools, colleges and other institutions, by the planting of trees and the adornment of the school and public grounds, and by suitable exercises, having for their object the advancement of the study of arbor culture and promotion of the spirit of protection to birds and trees and the cultivation of an appreciative sentiment concerning them.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, C. D. Buck, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed this twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-five.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:

C. D. BUCK.

WALTER DENT SMITH, Secretary of State.