CHAPTER 244

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, February 11th marks the ninety-second anniversary of the birth of Thomas Alva Edison in the town of Milan, Ohio, and for more than half of his long and useful life, his home and workshop were located in our sister State of New Jersey, and

WHEREAS, the continual succession of inventions that flowed from his fertile mind brought forth a new era in comfort, convenience, and enjoyment, gave birth to industries now valued in billions of dollars, created jobs for millions of our country's citizens, and established new methods of organized research whose value is beyond the realm of ordinary conjecture, and

WHEREAS, although his own times accorded him a depth and length of popularity seldom given the living, the entire world is slowly coming to recognize him as one of the great men of all times;

NOW THEREFORE, I proclaim February 11th as

"THOMAS EDISON DAY"

and urge all residents of this community to bestow on this day the very special significance that it deserves and pause in the day's activities for a moment in reverent homage to Thomas Alva Edison and his gifts to the world and its people.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Gov-

ernor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set

my hand and caused the Great Seal of this State

to be hereunto affixed this ninth 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.