CHAPTER 216

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the 11th day of October 1779 is the date in American History of the heroic death of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, who died from wounds received on October 9th, 1779, at the siege of Savannah, Georgia; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, through legislative enactment has designated October 11th of each year as "General Pulaski's Memorial Day, and

WHEREAS it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this day be commemorated with suitable patriotic and public exercises in observing and commemorating the heroic death of this great American hero of the Revolutionary War;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, by virtue of the authority in me vested by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, do proclaim October 11th, 1937, as General Pulaski's Memorial Day and invite the people of this State to observe the day in schools and churches or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of the death of this illustrious hero.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, have hereunto set my hand, and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed, at

(Great Seal) Dover this fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-second.

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Secretary of State.