STATE OF DELAWARE
Milk is Nature's most nearly perfect food and of recognized and vital importance to our national health and well-being.
The care, the preservation and the improvement of the great American Dairy Industry, with its annual sales more than twice the mill value of all steel production and its 10 million people who are wholly dependent on the dairy and allied industries for their livelihood, are of transcendent interest to all Americans as a matter of practical living.
The American Dairy Industry each year reaches, during the month of June, its peak of production, both in volume and in quality, because of Nature's marvelous abundance of the grasses of the fields for our dairy herds during that period.
As a consequence the American Dairy Industry has set aside the month of June as a period in which the health and life-giving values of milk and dairy products may best be indicated to the American public, as well as to indicate the wonderful enjoyment that humans experience in the consumption of milk and dairy foods.
THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, in full appreciation of the opportunities herein presented for constructive public service, do hereby proclaim the period of June, 1947 as
JUNE DAIRY MONTH
for Delaware, and do urge that the month be fittingly observed, in private and in public, in order to increase appreciation and consumption of milk and dairy products and to improve our standard of health, our enjoyment of delicious dairy foods, and our financial well-being.
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 twentieth day of May, in the year
(GREAT SEAL) 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.