CHAPTER 331 – STATE OF DELAWARE – EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the great importance and real value of our trees and birds urge the careful conservation of these natural resources throughout our State, and

WHEREAS, public interest should be retained as to the value of creating beauty along our roadways, development of our parks, preserving the wild flowers, forests, and other natural landscape values, and

WHEREAS, by an act of the General Assembly the Governor is authorized to set apart each year a day to be designated as Arbor and Bird Day,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby designate

Friday, April 12th as

Arbor and Bird Day

and hereby urge and request its observance by all public and private schools, colleges, and other institutions, by the planting of trees and by suitable exercises, having for their object the advancement of the study of arbor culture, and to promote the spirit of protection to birds and trees and the cultivation of an appreciative sentiment concerning them.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be affixed at Dover, this second day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and forty, 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.