APPROPRIATION - FOR OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY
AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY IN HONOR OF THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
WHEREAS, it has been the custom at each Regular Session of the General Assembly to appropriate funds to the G. A. R., Department of Delaware, for the proper observance of Memorial Day; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Delaware, Grand Army of the Republic, has passed out of existence and a new organization or group must be found to provide for the decoration of graves of Civil War Veterans and to otherwise arrange for the proper observance of Memorial Day in honor of such deceased veterans; and
WHEREAS, Appomattox Camp No. 2, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, located in the State of Delaware, is willing to assume the responsibility for Memorial Day observances formerly arranged by the G. A. R., Department of Delaware, NOW THEREFORE,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (three-fourths of all the Members elected to each House concurring therein):
Section 1. That the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated to Appomattox Camp No. 2, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, for the biennium beginning July 1, 1953 and ending June 30, 1955. One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) of said sum shall be available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954 and a like sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) shall be available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay out of the funds so appropriated such sums as are listed on itemized vouchers duly signed and approved by the proper officials of Appomattox Camp No. 2, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Section 2. The money hereby appropriated shall be used for the decoration of graves of deceased veterans of the Civil War, memorial exercises and observances planned in honor of such veterans, and for necessary expenses in connection with such decoration, exercises and observances.
Section 3. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Funds of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved July 15, 1953.