STATE OF DELAWARE
A strong peacetime Naval Reserve, according to stated national policy, is vital if the United States is to keep its world peace pledge. Our Navy, accordingly, has created a civilian Naval Reserve to train sufficient young citizens to assure this strength.
It is of tremendous value to our Country and to our State that young citizens be given every opportunity to be educated, trained and otherwise fitted for later life. The Navy and the Naval Reserve are endeavoring to enroll into the Reserve sufficient young people to assure these aims and the full participation of this State is necessary to the success of this national enrollment.
The President of the United States has seen fit to appoint specific dates for national recognition and observance of the campaign.
THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do designate and proclaim the period from May 18 to May 25, inclusive, as
NAVAL RESERVE WEEK
and urge proper recognition and observance throughout the State, and I further urge the observance of Sunday, May 25, as NAVAL RESERVE DAY.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal to be hereunto affixed this seventh day of May in the year of
(GREAT SEAL) 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.