CHAPTER 485

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the National observance of Flag Week throughout the Nation, which period includes June 14, the anniversary date of the adoption of our Flag by the Continental Congress in the year 1777.

In spite of bitter turmoil throughout the world the Stars and Stripes still float over our great Nation as an emblem of freedom.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of June 5-14 as

FLAG WEEK

and urge that the flag of our Country be displayed on all public buildings, that each community in our State hold appropriate exercises so that we may not forget that our flag is the symbol of American ideals and principles and represents all our people. Let us tell its history and redouble our efforts, especially among the rising generations, to teach reverence for our flag, our laws and our institutions, and to impress on all that we are the makers of our flag, what we are "Old Glory" is. We should fly it, not only on Flag Day but on other days, as evidence that we truly value our citizenship and the blessings we have and enjoy because we live in free America.

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 first day

(GREAT SEAL) of June 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.