CHAPTER 504

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, on December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first State to ratify the Federal Constitution; and

WHEREAS, by resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, approved on the twenty-ninth day of November, A. D. 1933, the Governor is authorized and directed to issue a proclamation calling attention to the importance and significance of this historical event;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate Tuesday, December 7, 1948, as

DELAWARE DAY

and ask the citizens of the State of Delaware to pay tribute to the part Delaware played in the founding of the Republic by the prompt ratification of the Federal Constitution, and to re-dedicate themselves anew in the struggle for the preservation of our nation and its way of life. I further suggest that flags of our State and Nation be displayed and that all schools, churches and civic organizations conduct appropriate exercises in commemoration of this date in history.

IN TESTIMONY 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 of

(GREAT SEAL) December 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-third.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON

WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.