CHAPTER 255

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, on December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Federal Constitution; and

WHEREAS, The idea for official recognition of this day originated with E. Paul Burkholder in 1933 and the movement was immediately endorsed by the Rotary Clubs, the American Legion, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of Delaware, the Delaware State Education Association, the Delaware Citizens Association and the State Federation of Women's Clubs, other organizations, and many citizens, and

WHEREAS, by resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor is authorized and directed to issue a proclamation calling attention to the importance and significance of this historical event;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, in accordance with the authority in me vested, do hereby designate Sunday, December 7, 1941, as

DELAWARE DAY

and ask the citizens of the State of Delaware, to pay tribute to Delaware's part in the adoption of our Constitution by the display of the flags of our State and Nation, and request that all schools, churches and civic organizations hold suitable exercises in commemoration of this important event.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this twentieth

(GREAT SEAL)

day of November, 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.