CHAPTER 369 - STATE OF DELAWARE - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, in the past much interest has been displayed in the creation of beauty along our highways, and the development and beautification of our parks, and it is highly important that this same interest be continued for the benefit of present and future generations in our State, and

WHEREAS, our scenic resources can best be preserved and perpetuated by the preservation of our natural landscape values, and the conservation of the State's bird life by laying emphasis upon, and stressing the importance of it's protection from the many kinds of destruction, and

WHEREAS, it is realized that one of the best ways possible to accomplish this end is through the education of our youth in the schools of our State,

NOW, THEREFORE, 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 and proclaim

FRIDAY, APRIL 14TH as

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 hereunto affixed_, at Dover, this first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-four 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.