STATE OF DELAWARE
Many thousands of our vigorous youth have attained their majority, and many foreign-born men and women who have sought refuge in our free country to escape oppression and tyranny have become citizens of our great Republic through naturalization this last year.
These new citizens are ever striving to show their gratitude to their country by endeavoring to make it a safe and happy place to live.
Pursuant to the provisions of Public Resolution No. 67, approved May 3, 1940, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third Sunday in May as "I am an American Day," and urged that that day be appropriately observed.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim and set apart Sunday, May 16, 1948 as
I AM AN AMERICAN DAY
and ask that on that day we give special recognition to our new citizens and urge that our people, our churches, and our patriotic and civic organizations hold appropriate exercises to enable our native born and naturalized citizens to understand more fully the privileges, advantages and responsibilities of citizens of our country.
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 seventh
(GREAT SEAL) day of May, 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.