STATE OF DELAWARE-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT-PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, fire persists as a most formidable and ruinous enemy on the home front and threatens this year to exact the greatest toll of lives and the greatest waste of material resources that our Nation has ever experienced; and
WHEREAS, this destruction is taking place at a time when the entire world is faced with distressing shortages of food and housing and nearly every commodity essential to speedy reconversion to peacetime economy; and
WHEREAS, it is deemed incumbent upon all citizens and duly constituted authorities to participate earnestly and with constant vigilance and precaution in an uncompromising fight against fire and its causes;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim the week of October 6th to 12th as
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
and ask the whole-hearted cooperation of citizens, public authorities, civic bodies, educators, clergymen, the press, and the radio in programs emphasizing the grave menace and costly consequences of uncontrolled fire in the home, in industry, and in business, and the dangers inherent in every fire to the persons of our firemen and others.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Delaware at Dover, this thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-first.
By the Governor:
WALTER W. BACON
WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.