STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, trees and birds are of primary importance to the aesthetic, economic and environmental interests of mankind; and
WHEREAS, the preservation, in specie, of trees and birds is an essential responsibility of man's dominion over other forms of life; and
WHEREAS, fostering conservation of our natural resources is beneficial to future generations; and
WHEREAS, Section 2108, Title 29, of the Delaware Code provides that the last Friday in April may be proclaimed each year as Arbor and Bird Day;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Friday, April 28, 1972, as
ARBOR AND BIRD DAY
in Delaware, and urge all schools, public institutions, civic organizations and private citizens to take part in appropriate observances on that day to stimulate appreciation of the study and protection of trees and birds and to encourage the planting of trees.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, 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 22nd
(GREAT SEAL) day of March in the year of our Lord, one
thousand nine hundred and seventy-two, and of
the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-sixth.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor WALTON H. SIMPSON, Secretary of State