CHAPTER 297 - STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, American Education Week, sponsored jointly by the National Education Association, the United States Office of Education, and the American Legion, will be observed from November 11-17, 1935; and

WHEREAS, the general theme for American Education Week is "The School and Democracy", a subject which is exceedingly appropriate to the times. Since the Nation's founding, our people have remained steadfast in the faith that democracy based upon an intelligent citizenry is the only form of government under which the rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" may be achieved. In this firm belief they have established and continuously improved a system of free public schools as a basis for the loyalty and independence upon which the success of self-rule depends. Any threat to our schools is a threat to our form of government. In the stress of the present it is fitting that parents, teachers and other citizens consider seriously the relation of the school and democracy.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. D. Buck, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the week of November 11-17, in order to join with other States in the observing of

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK

and during this period urge that the schools of Delaware be visited so that the work that is being done may be observed and the citizens of our State may have first-hand knowledge of the part the school is playing in the training of citizens of tomorrow.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, C. D. Buck, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand, and caused the Great Seal to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this first day of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixtieth.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:

C. D. BUCK.

WALTER DENT SMITH, Secretary of State.