STATE OF DELAWARE-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT-PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, the necessity of preserving our wild flowers, forests and other natural landscape values, requires the utmost care; and
WHEREAS, our scenic resources and the State's bird life can best be protected and perpetuated by the preservation of our natural landscape values and by laying emphasis upon, and stressing the importance of, their 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 13TH, 1945
ARBOR AND BIRD DAY
and urge, in the interests of reforestation, conservation of natural resources and the creation of beauty and shade in our municipalities and about our urban and rural homes, that all public and private schools and institutions of learning observe by planting trees, with appropriate exercises, and I further urge that Arbor culture and the protection of birds and trees be given serious consideration by all the citizens of the State of Delaware.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of. Delaware to be hereunto affixed this second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-five, and of the Independence, of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-ninth.
By the Governor:
WALTER W. BACON
WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.