STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the National Guard of the State of Delaware is in the process of reorganizing throughout the State after its return from the services of the United States, in which service it served not only to the credit of the State of Delaware, but as a valuable adjunct to the defense of the nation in time of great emergency, and
WHEREAS, the National Guard of the State of Delaware can only become an effectual military organization through the universal support of, and encouragement by, all the people of the State of Delaware, and
WHEREAS, the National Guard is embarking upon a recruiting campaign for its ground and air forces and wishes at this time to call to the attention of all men between the ages of 18 and 45 the desirability and the necessity of joining the National Guard;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of the State of Delaware, do hereby by proclamation set aside the week of February 17th to 22nd inclusive as
NATIONAL GUARD WEEK
and do by this proclamation urge upon each male citizen between the ages of 18 and 45 the consideration of the National Guard and enlistment therein.
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
(GREAT SEAL) to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this eleventh
day of February in the year of our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and forty-seven, 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.