STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, in October, 1775, the Continental Congress first made provision for the construction of naval vessels which contributed to the successful outcome of the American Revolution, and
WHEREAS, October 27, marks the anniversary of the birthday of the late President, Theodore Roosevelt, who unsparingly gave of his indefatigable energy to the task of impressing the American people with the necessity of a modern and adequate Navy and thereby brought to fruition Congressional authorization for the upbuilding of the American Navy, and
WHEREAS, Navy Day will be observed on Monday, October 27, 1941, at the request of the United States Navy League and in accordance with approval given by the Secretary of the Navy, and the theme selected by the Navy League for Navy Day, 1941, will be--"The Nation Salutes the Navy", and
WHEREAS, Our American Navy has long been considered our first line of defense and in these days of quickening interest in all lines of defense, it is fitting that public interest be centered on the observance of Navy Day, on October 27, 1941, by sponsoring community celebrations in behalf of the Navy League purposes.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware do proclaim
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1941, as NAVY DAY
Let all of the citizens of our State join in the National Salute to the Navy on this day, by displaying the American Flag in all public places, and wherever possible, to join in exercises being held in commemoration of this important anniversary.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand, and caused the Great Seal to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this sixteenth day of October,
(GREAT SEAL) 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.