CHAPTER 354 - STATE OF DELAWARE - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, by resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor is authorized and directed to issue a proclamation in connection with the proper observance and celebration of Delaware Day; and

WHEREAS, we have just cause to be proud of the part our State has played in the foundation and preservation of the Union, particularly in the ratification of the Federal Constitution on December 7, 1787, since which time Delaware has been known as "The First State in the Union".

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby designate Saturday, December 7, 1940, as

DELAWARE DAY

and bring to the memory of our citizens the honor bestowed upon us by our forefathers. I respectfully urge the observance of this occasion by the display of the flags of our State and Nation, and ask that suitable exercises be held in our schools, churches and civic organizations in commemoration of this historical event.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, have caused the Great Seal of this State to be hereunto affixed this twenty-ninth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and forty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Sixty-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State