CHAPTER 246

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, The United States Flag Association has designated the period of June 8th-14th as FLAG WEEK, the purpose of which is to promote National Unity that will make this great Country of ours secure and invincible in a world that has gone mad with aggression and greed, strife and violence, and racial and religious intolerance; and--

WHEREAS, During FLAG WEEK it is planned to conduct throughout all the Land exercises and ceremonies whereby the American people will reaffirm their faith in the institutions symbolized by the American Flag, among which are Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Religion, Personal Liberty and other blessings of life unknown today to the peoples of many other countries--

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby request the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to arrange through patriotic exercises and otherwise for the appropriate observance of FLAG WEEK in all the public schools; and direct the State officials concerned to display the United States Flag on all State buildings as well as in all State vehicles ; and I do invite the people of the State of Delaware to fly the Stars and Stripes at their homes and other suitable places and on their cars, and in every community to hold special ceremonies at which they shall renew their allegiance to the ideals symbolized by the American Flag; reaffirm their faith in the institutions of American Democracy ; and give grateful expression to their good fortune to be living under the protecting folds of "Old Glory" in the enjoyment of blessings of life unknown to the people of many other countries in these troubled times.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Delaware, at Dover, this twenty-seventh

(GREAT SEAL) day of May, in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-one.

By the Governor:

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