CHAPTER 394

STATE OF DELAWARE-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT-PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, on December 7, 1787 Delaware became the first State to ratify the Federal Constitution; and

WHEREAS, by resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, approved on the twenty-ninth day of November, A. D. 1933, the Governor is authorized and directed to issue a proclamation calling attention to the importance and significance of this historical event;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate Saturday, December 7, 1946, as

DELAWARE DAY

and ask the citizens of the State of Delaware to pay tribute to those men and women of Delaware who have contributed to the honor and glory of their State from the early days of the Colony down to the present time. I further suggest that flags of our State and Nation be displayed and that all schools, churches and civic organizations conduct appropriate exercises in commemoration of this date in history.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this second day of December, 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON

WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.