STATE OF DELAWARE
The President of the United States has proclaimed the eighteenth day of September 1948 as Air Force Day for commemorating the feats of valor of our Air Force in past wars. This year it is particularly fitting that our celebrations assume a two fold aspect and all Americans should give thanks and tangibly express appreciation for the glorious accomplishments of our Air Force during the armed conflict so recently concluded.
We in Delaware have been made especially cognizant of the power of our modern Air Force because of the work that was done at New Castle County Air Base and the Doyer Army Air Field. The men and planes based on these fields played a most important part in victory which the Allies attained in World War II.
Let us honor and celebrate the glorious achievements of our Air men and women, in Peace as well as in War, and salute the youth of America who are becoming a part of this great force.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim and set apart Saturday, September 18, 1948, as
AIR FORCE DAY
and I earnestly request that thoughtful observance of the day in conjunction with Air Force activities be given; and that flags be flown from homes, places of business and public buildings.
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 of
(GREAT SEAL) State, at Dover, on this seventeenth 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.