STATE OF DELAWARE
The cessation of actual combat did not bring about the ending of the need for American Red Cross services to the men still serving in our Army and Navy, and its responsibilities to the veteran and his family are ever increasing.
The American Red Cross is charged further with the responsibility of furnishing relief and rehabilitation to victims of disaster, and a wide educational program of instruction is being carried by this organization to the citizens of this state to protect life and property.
As a member of the International Red Cross, it is carrying on a vast program of relief to peoples, and especially to children, in the war-stricken and still ravaged countries of the world.
The Delaware Chapter of the American Red Cross has clearly demonstrated its worth to the people of the state by the many services it has rendered, and this great work can be carried on only by the voluntary contributions of the people.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim the month of March, 1947, as
RED CROSS MONTH
and urge all my fellow citizens to give generously of their means to this great organization in order that the Red Cross may carry on its program for the relief of suffering humanity all over the world.
IN WITNESS 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 affixed at Dover, this nineteenth 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.