STATE OF DELAWARE
The 173rd Anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps will be celebrated throughout the Nation on Wednesday, November 10, 1948.
Americans can well be proud of the Marine Corps, for this arm of our National Defense has a history filled with honor and distinction. Its traditions are of the finest. Its officers and men throughout the years have courageously performed outstanding service in the history of our country.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim and set apart Wednesday, November 10, 1948, as
MARINE CORPS DAY
and request that all Delawareans observe this day in commemoration of the gallant services and the many sacrifices of the members of the United States Marine Corps, and I urge that appropriate exercises be arranged throughout the State in tribute to this branch of our Armed Forces. As a further mark of respect, it is my desire that flags of the State and Nation be Hawn from all public buildings and other proper and suitable places.
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 twenty-sixth 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.