STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, on December 7, 1787, Delaware, through the leadership of its distinguished citizens and patriots, arrived first at the Birth of the Nation by being the first state of the thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution of the United States; and
WHEREAS, this is a heritage of which all Delawareans can be proud, and it is important that we inform and acquaint all of our citizens with the significance of this memorable event; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the importance of this day, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, by resolution on November 29, 1933, authorized and directed the Governor to issue a proclamation each year calling the attention of the people of Delaware to this historical occasion;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim Thursday, December 7, 1951, as
and urge everyone in our State to appropriately observe this day by displaying our State and National flags and by conducting exercises and ceremonies in all of our schools, churches and civic associations.
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 Nineteenth day of November, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.