CHAPTER 473

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

On November 10, this year, we will observe the 172nd anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps.

Since its inception in 1775, the Marine Corps, through our citizens who have served with honor and distinction, has been closely affiliated with the traditions of our State. A goodly number of young men and women of Delaware were among those whose unselfish devotion, courage and valor, helped to win the recent victory against tyranny and oppression. As a mark of respect for their valor and courage, and in appreciation of their great services in the preservation of our freedom and liberty, we should participate in appropriate ceremonies on this anniversary day, and extend our heartiest thanks to the officers and men of the Marine Corps.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim and set apart Monday, November 10, 1947, as

MARINE CORPS DAY

and urge all the people of our State to attend and participate in such appropriate ceremonies as shall be arranged by our churches, schools and civic organizations, in commemoration of the heroic deeds and valor of the Marine Corps. As a further mark of respect, I request that the flags of our Nation and our State be displayed in all proper and 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 third day of

November, 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.