STATE OF DELAWARE
The President of the United States has proclaimed September 16, 1948 as National Guard Day to honor those who have served and those who are now serving their country in the National Guard, the Nation's first line of defense.
The National Guard, which has long and faithfully served both State and Nation, in time of peace as well as in time of War, is, on September 16, 1948, celebrating the eighth anniversary of its induction into the Federal Service for World War II.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, in order that we may honor our men of the National Guard, for their services to the State and Nation in every conflict in which our country has been engaged, do hereby proclaim Thursday, September 16, 1948, as
NATIONAL GUARD DAY
in the State of Delaware and urge all the citizens of our great State to support in every way they can the growth of the National Guard.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware have hereunto set my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Delaware has been hereunto affixed by the Secretary
(GREAT SEAL) of State, at Dover, on this first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-third.
By the Governor:
WALTER W. BACON
WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.