CHAPTER 203

THE DELAWARE DAY COMMISSION

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMISSION TO COMMEMORATE "DELAWARE DAY"; DUTIES THEREOF.

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware was the first State in the Union to ratify the Constitution and thus became the first State; and

WHEREAS, this ratification took place on the 7th day of December, it now is officially recognized as "Delaware Day"; NOW THEREFORE

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That the Governor be and he is hereby authorized and directed to appoint on the first day of July, A. D., 1939, for a term of four (4) years a commission of three (3) persons, residents and citizens of the State of Delaware, which shall be known as "The Delaware Day Commission."

It shall be the duty of "The Delaware Day Commission" to stage suitable and proper celebrations in each of the three (3) counties of the State on the 7th day of December of each year commemorating the ratification of the Federal Constitution by the State of Delaware.

Approved May 15, 1939.