CHAPTER 496

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

"Your Navy -- Victor in War, Guardian in Peace" is the slogan adopted this year in calling attention to the 173rd anniversary of the creation of the American Navy.

With ominous conditions abroad and numerous subversive elements at home, the strength, the maintenance and the continued growth of our Navy is the concern of every patriotic citizen.

The Navy League of the United States, with the approval of the Secretary of the Navy, has designated Wednesday, October 27, 1948, for observance of Navy Day.

NOW, THEREFORE, I Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, October 27, 1948, as

NAVY DAY

and urge the citizens of Delaware to pay honor and tribute to our valiant United States Navy by attending and participating in appropriate ceremonies in observance of this important day in the history of our country, and it is my desire that the National and State flags be displayed on all public buildings and other suitable places.

It is significant that October 27, 1948, also marks the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of that great American who developed the national defense, Theodore Roosevelt, and I urge the people of Delaware to honor the memory of this great man, who played such an important part in our American history.

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 eighteenth day of October 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.