WHEREAS, Saturday, March 29, 1941, will mark the three hundred and third anniversary of the Landing of the Swedes at "The Rocks" on the north shore of the Christina River, located within the confines of the present-day Fort Christina State Park in the City of Wilmington, and

WHEREAS, the settlement established near "The Rocks" was the first settlement of the Colony of New Sweden as well as the first permanent settlement in the State of Delaware and in the entire Delaware River Valley, and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware passed resolution, approved on March 17, 1939, directing the Governor to proclaim March 29 each year as Delaware Swedish Colonial Day, and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the recurring anniversary of the founding of the first permanent settlement and the establishment of the first permanent government upon the soil of Delaware be commemorated by the holding of suitable patriotic exercises, therefore

I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Saturday, March 29, 1941, as DELAWARE SWEDISH COLONIAL DAY and request that said day be observed in schools, churches, patriotic and historical societies,

and other institutions and organizations with appropriate exercises, and that officials of State, county, city, and town governments display on that day the flags of the United States and of the State of Delaware, and that at Fort Christina State Park the flags of the United States and of Sweden be hoisted.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, have hereunto set my hand, and caused the Great Seal to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this twenty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord one thou-

(GREAT SEAL) sand nine hundred and forty-one and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-fifth.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON EARLE D. WILLEY, Secretary of State.