STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the great importance and value of our trees and birds urge the utmost conservation of Delaware's natural resources, and
WHEREAS, the interest that has been aroused should be retained relative to the great importance of creating beauty along the State Highways, in the development and beautification of our parks, the preservation of our wild flowers, forests and other natural landscape values, and
WHEREAS, realizing the best possible way of accomplishing this is by education in our public schools,
NOW, THEREFORE, In compliance with the Provisions of the 1935 Revised Code of Delaware, Section 2895, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate
FRIDAY, APRIL 8th
ARBOR AND BIRD DAY
and earnestly urge the close observance by all public and private schools and institutions of higher learning in the planting of trees with appropriate exercises, keeping the thought of advancing the study of arbor culture and the retention of a spirit of protection to birds and trees and preserving a proper sentiment toward them,
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 Sixth day of April, in the
(Great Seal) year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight, and 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.