STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the security of our families, our homes, and our way of life is the first consideration of all of us, and
WHEREAS, the frailties of human nature, the developments of world conditions beyond our control, make it incumbent upon us, now as in the past, to provide for our security, and
WHEREAS, our history is replete with evidence of the substantial contributions the citizens of Delaware have made to the security of our Nation, and
WHEREAS, the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, an organization composed of private citizens who are also officers in the Reserve components of the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, has as its object, "support and assistance in the development and execution of a military policy for the United States which will provide adequate National Defense," and
WHEREAS, the Reserve Officers Association has for many years sponsored National Defense Week, during which period a concerted effort is made to demonstrate to our citizens the necessity of National Defense and the means provided for their security;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of February 12 as
NATIONAL DEFENSE WEEK
in order that the people of this State in every community shall individually and through various organizations be informed of and witness the means provided for their security, the better to understand the need for National Defense, and further, I do direct that
during that week the flags of the United States and of the State of Delaware be displayed at their homes and suitable public places.
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 February,
(Great Seal) in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-third.
By the Governor:
RICHARD C. McMULLEN JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.