CHAPTER 359 - STATE OF DELAWARE - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the 168th Anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps will be celebrated on Wednesday, the 10th day of November, 1943; and

WHEREAS, the unselfish devotion, courage and valor of those in this branch of the Armed Forces of our Nation will add immeasurably to the achievement of ultimate victory in the great struggle in which we are now engaged; and

WHEREAS, native sons and daughters of our State are proudly upholding and carrying forward the many glorious traditions of the Marine Corps; and

WHEREAS, we especially take pride in the fact that Lieutenant General Thomas Holcomb, a Delawarean who has enjoyed a brilliant and successful career and has honored his native State, is now the Commanding Officer of the Corps,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1943 as

MARINE CORPS DAY

and urge that all Delawareans observe this occasion in commemoration of the gallant service and the many sacrifices of those in this branch of our Armed Forces, and further request that appropriate exercises be provided for the boys and girls in our schools so that they may have knowledge of, and acquire a proper appreciation for the sacrifices and accomplishments made by the Marine Corps in order that all of us may continue to live as free men and free women, in a free land. As a token of our respect, let the flag of our country be displayed in all proper and suitable places.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Delaware, at Dover, this second day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-eighth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON

WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.