STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Old World must look to the Americas for the material that will make reconstruction in Europe and Asia possible; and
WHEREAS, in the effort to supply this need one may, therefore, expect a further depletion of our forests with an accompanying destruction of birds and other forms of plant and animal life; and
WHEREAS, in the building up of our natural resources of this State and of the Nation, every boy, girl, man and woman has a personal responsibility and duty; and
WHEREAS, the appreciation for and the techniques of conservation are best provided through the classrooms;
NOW, THEREFORE, as provided for in the Revised Code of Delaware, Section 2895, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do designate and set apart Friday, March 19, 1948, as
ARBOR AND BIRD DAY
and call upon all of our teachers and students in all public and private schools, colleges and other institutions, to observe this day by the planting of shrubs and trees, and through community programs sponsored by the schools to stress the value and importance of trees, of forests, and of birds in the economic and aesthetic life of our State and Nation.
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 State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed this twelfth day
of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight, 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.