STATE OF DELAWARE-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT-PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, November 1, 1945 marks the completion of ten years of service by Group Hospital Service, Incorporated, during which time this hospital-sponsored movement has made itself a vital part of the life and health of the State of Delaware, and
WHEREAS, this non-profit community service Plan has attained 107,000 members in Delaware and has paid more than $1,850,000 for the care of men, women and children in hospitals located in Delaware, and thereby raised the health standards of our State,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, do hereby designate and proclaim the week of November 11 to November 17, 1945, as
BLUE CROSS WEEK
in the State of Delaware and urge the people of our State to give due recognition to the great humanitarian achievements of the Group Hospital Service, Incorporated.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this fifth day of November 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 seventieth.
By the Governor:
WALTER W. BACON
WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.