STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the industrial, agricultural and economic resources of the entire nation are being mobilized at this time in a stupendous program for national defense, and
WHEREAS, destruction of the productive facilities of the nation are equally as serious at this time as in the event of actual warfare, and
WHEREAS, fire has annually destroyed a substantial percentage of the wealth of this nation, thus retarding the industrial development of many communities and inflicting a tremendous burden upon individuals and an even more serious loss of life, and
WHEREAS, it is hoped that by centering the attention of the general public upon the widespread losses incurred as a result of preventable fires, that it will be possible to materially reduce the cost in life, and property,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the week of October 5 to 11, as
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
and call upon the citizens of Delaware to lend their best efforts to this worth-while campaign to reduce the losses by fire in this State.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Delaware, at Dover, this twenty-fifth day of September,
in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and forty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-sixth.
By the Governor:
WALTER W. BACON
EARLE D. WILLEY, Secretary of State.