STATE OF DELAWARE
The 172nd anniversary of the creation of the American Navy will be celebrated on Monday, October 27, this year.
To keep our liberty and independence; to successfully strive for peace and prosperity; and, to constitute a moral force for right in the world requires the building and maintenance of a strong and efficient American Navy.
The slogan for Navy Day this year--"Keep The Fleet To Keep The Peace"--is both timely and practical. Our National Security requires that we shall meet our responsibilities to this as well as to future generations in America.
The Navy League of the United States, with the approval of the Secretary of War, has designated Monday, October 27, 1947, for observance as Navy Day.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 27, 1947, as
and urge the people of our State to pay tribute to our American Navy by attending and participating in appropriate ceremonies in observance of this important day in the history of our country. Let us again on this day rededicate ourselves to the preservation of the principles upon which our Nation was conceived and founded. I further request that the National and State flags be displayed on all public buildings and other suitable places.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have set my hand and caused
the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be
hereunto affixed at Dover, this sixteenth day of
October in the year of our Lord one thousand
(GREAT SEAL) nine hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the one
hundred and seventy-second.
By the Governor:
WALTER W. BACON
WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.