CHAPTER 475

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, on December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first State to ratify the Federal Constitution; and

WHEREAS, in this year which marks the One Hundred and Sixtieth Anniversary of that historical event, the peace and liberty loving peoples of the earth are again engaged in a sincere effort to establish peace throughout the world;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate Sunday, December 7, 1947, as

DELAWARE DAY

and ask the citizens of the State of Delaware to pay tribute to the part Delaware played in the establishment of the basic law of our Nation and to those men and women of Delaware who have contributed to the honor and glory of their State from the early days of the colonies down to the present time. I further suggest that the flags of our State and Nation be displayed and that all schools, churches and civic organizations conduct appropriate exercises in commemoration of this date in history.

IN TESTIMONY 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 hereunto affixed, at Dover, this second day

(GREAT SEAL) of December, 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-second.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON

WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State