CHAPTER 325 - STATE OF DELAWARE - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, on December 7th, 1787, the State of Delaware ratified the Federal Constitution adopted by the Continental Congress in September of that year and presented to the various states for ratification and by so doing we became "The First State in the Union", and

WHEREAS, we, the citizens of Delaware have just reason to be proud of our record in the foundation and preservation of our Nation,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, by virtue of the authority vested in me through Legislative Act, hereby designate and proclaim the seventh day of December as

DELAWARE DAY

and call upon all the citizens of Delaware to display our State and National flags, and to urge that appropriate exercises be held in all our schools, churches and civic organizations to commemorate this historic event.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be affixed at Dover, this twenty-eighth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixty-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.