WHEREAS, military conquests of aggressor nations have taken away property and suppressed rights and liberties throughout several continents, and

WHEREAS, the loss of liberty by one people after another has centered our attention more than ever before upon that priceless possession for which the races of men have struggled through all the years of the World's history, and

WHEREAS, the anniversary of the death of General Casimir Pulaski is near at hand and thus is recalled to us the devotion of that Polish patriot to the cause of liberty in our own land and the inspiring service which he rendered to our young Country at a time when it was so greatly needed,

NOW THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, not only under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware directing that a proclamation be issued each year commemorating the services of General Pulaski, but also out of a sense of privilege at a time when our own liberties are endangered, do call upon the people of this State to honor the memory of General Pulaski on October 11, A. D. 1942, by the proper display of the Flag of the United States and by appropriate ceremonies to be held in churches and schools and other places that we may show due honor and respect to the memory of a great patriot and to the liberty-loving Polish people whose devotion to the cause of human freedom has not been weakened by centuries of foreign domination of their homeland nor by the appalling devastation which has been visited upon it in these recent years.


IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Delaware this thirtieth day of September in the

(GREAT SEAL) year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-two, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixty-seventh.

By the Governor:

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