STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the necessity of preserving our wild flowers, forests and other natural landscape values, requires the utmost care ; and
WHEREAS, the interest which has been displayed in the past should be retained in regard to creating beauty along our State Highways, and in the future development and beautification of our parks ; and
WHEREAS, realizing that one of the best possible ways to accomplish this is by educating our young people in the public schools,
I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, in compliance with Section 2895 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, do hereby designate
FRIDAY, APRIL 10th
ARBOR AND BIRD DAY
and urge its observance by all public and private schools and institutions of learning, by the planting of trees, with appropriate exercises, and I ask that the study of Arbor culture and the desire to protect birds and trees be given serious consideration by all the citizens of the State of Delaware.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of said State
to be hereto affixed, at Dover, this third day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-two 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.