CHAPTER 319 - STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, by resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor has been authorized and directed to issue a proclamation in connection with the proper observance and celebration of Delaware Day; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Delaware have just reason to be proud of the part their State has played in the foundation and preservation of the Union, particularly as it relates to the ratification of the Federal Constitution on December 7, 1787, since which time our State has been known as "the First State in the Union."

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 in reminding the citizens of this State of the honor bestowed upon them by their forefathers, urge them to observe the occasion by displaying the flags of the State and Nation, as well as the holding of appropriate exercises in all the schools, churches and civic organizations in commemoration of an historic event.

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

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:

C. D. BUCK.

WALTER DENT SMITH, Secretary of State.