STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, each year from Armistice Day to Thanksgiving, The American Red Cross Roll Call is held, at which time the opportunity is presented for everyone to become a member and by so doing the 'necessary financial support to the activities of the Red Cross is forthcoming, and
WHEREAS, The American Red Cross not only stands in readiness to assist in great emergencies, such as earthquakes, epidemics, explosions, fires, floods, hurricanes, etc., but also assists in programs of service to public health nursing, home hygiene, first aid, life saving and Junior Red Cross, all of which are essential to the well being and betterment of many of our communities. Nearly 800,000 new members were enrolled last year, bringing the membership of the Red Cross close to the five million mark. This new strength financially was put to good use in the January flood of our country, the worst in the history of the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim November 11th to the 26th, 1937, the
ANNUAL ROLL CALL OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS and wish to impress upon the people of the State of Delaware to continue their support of this organization, the needs of which are more urgent and more numerous than past generations have ever experienced. In becoming a member of the Red Cross you will display confidence in their work. and perform a very worthwhile service to your community.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of this State to be hereunto affixed this Eighth day of November,
(Great Seal) in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven, and of the Independence of the the United States of America, the one Hundred and sixty-second.
By the Governor:
RICHARD C. McMULLEN CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Secretary of State.