WHEREAS, October 11th will be the 170th anniversary of the death of the great Revolutionary War Patriot, Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, who was one of the Nation's noblest and bravest friends in its struggle for independence; and

WHEREAS, this great General made the supreme sacrifice during that great War for freedom at the siege of Savannah; and

WHEREAS, the American people will forever remember his sincere devotion to the United States, his brave and heroic acts upon the field of battle, his devotion to the principles of freedom, and his willingness to lay down his life for the principles of liberty;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, by virtue of the laws of this State do proclaim Sunday, October 9, 1949, as


and urge that all citizens of Delaware do honor to the memory of this brave patriot by holding and attending appropriate ceremonies in our churches, schools and other public places, and I request that the flag of our country be displayed upon all public buildings and other suitable places throughout the State.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed at Dover this

(GREAT SEAL) fourth day of October in the Year of Our Lord,

One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty Nine

and of the Independence of the United States of

America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth.

By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.