STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, realizing the necessity of the preservation of our wild flowers, forests and other natural landscape values, and the importance and worth of our trees and birds requiring the utmost conservation, and
WHEREAS, the interest which has been displayed in the past should be retained in regard to creating beauty along our State Highways, in the future development and beautification of our parks, and knowing the best possible way to accomplish this is by educating our young people in the public schools,
NOW, THEREFORE, In compliance with Section 2895 of the 1935 Revised Code of Delaware, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate
FRIDAY, APRIL 14th
ARBOR AND BIRD DAY
and urge its observance by all public and private schools and institutions of learning by the planting of trees with appropriate exercises, and I ask that the study of Arbor culture and the desire to protect birds and trees be given serious consideration.
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 affixed this Fifth day of April, in the year of
(Great Seal) 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.