CHAPTER 344 – STATE OF DELAWARE – EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, conditions abroad and at home most forcefully emphasize the vital need of far-reaching education of American youth, we must face new danger from without with a spirit of Americanism which completely blots out intolerance and prejudice among classes and creeds. The foundation of that spirit is firmly laid in the school room, and

WHEREAS, since the year 1921, the American Legion, the National Education Association, and the United States Office of Education have, each year, called attention to public education during the week which includes Armistice Day, and

WHEREAS, in 1939, the "National Congress of Parents and Teachers" also became a sponsor. Many local groups assist in this work, and during this period a great many of our citizens will have an opportunity to consider the many important advantages which result from our educational system.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, respectfully urge that all our people cooperate in the observance of

November 10-16 as

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK

and that we take part as far as possible in the special programs arranged in our schools so we may become better acquainted with the needs and accomplishments of our educational system.

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-sixth day of October, 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-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.