WHEREAS, in these days of world wide strife with subversive forces and influences working toward the overthrow of free government and the American way of life, as represented by the immortal document known to the world as the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, September 17th will be the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States by the Federal Convention in 1787,

NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of Delaware, I do proclaim September 17, 1940, as Constitution Day and Direct on that day the flag of the United States be displayed on all public buildings, and

FURTHERMORE, I ask the people of this great State to remember on this day the priceless heritage we have received as a result of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States and urge our schools, churches, civic organizations, and institutions of higher learning to join in appropriate exercises commemorating this important date.

IN WITNESS 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 tenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and forty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-fifth.


By the Governor:


JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.