STATE OF DELAWARE
Music is generally recognized as an essential and effective influence upon which people of all races have come to depend both for entertainment and inspiration.
In this troubled world of today many people find release from conflicting emotions and distressing events by their enjoyment of beautiful music.
It is very fitting on this 25th Anniversary of the observance of Music Week that we continue the keynote of the original theme "Foster American Music."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim and designate the week of May 2-9, 1948, as
and urge all of our citizens to participate in special events planned by our churches, schools, music organizations and civic groups, with special emphasis being given to American music.
IN WITNESS 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 twenty-
(GREAT SEAL) second day of April, 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.