SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11
DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGNATE AND NAME ALL THAT PORTION OF U.S. 40 COMMENCING FROM THE MARYLAND LINE NEAR NEWARK, DELAWARE TO THE STATE ROAD INTERSECTION AT U.S. 13 AS THE PULASKI HIGHWAY IN HONOR OF THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF CASIMIR PULASKI WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION; AND FURTHER PROVIDING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.
WHEREAS, Casimir Pulaski, a Polish soldier joined George Washington's forces and distinguished himself in the Battle of the Brandywine; and
WHEREAS, as an award for his bravery and distinguished soldering the United States Congress appointed Casimir Pulaski as a Brigadier General in charge of Calvary; and
WHEREAS, General Pulaski later participated in the siege of Savannah where he was wounded on October 9, 1179 and died two (2) days later; and
WHEREAS, General Pulaski dedicated his life to the American cause in the American Revolution; and
WHEREAS, the State of Maryland honored General Pulaski by dedicating that portion of Route 40 within the State of Maryland as the Pulaski Highway; and
WHEREAS, it is only proper and fitting for the State of Delaware to likewise pay tribute to the great General on the 200th Anniversary of his heroic death by dedicating and naming the remaining portion of Route 40 within Delaware as the Pulaski Highway.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 130th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor, that the Department of Transportation is hereby directed to designate and name that portion of Route 40, within Delaware, commencing from the Maryland line near Newark, Delaware to the State Road intersection at U.S. 13 as the Pulaski Highway in honor of General Casimir Pulaski on his 200th Anniversary who dedicated his life to the American cause.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the sum of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) is hereby appropriated to the Department of Transportation for the purpose of erecting suitable markers to designate the Pulaski Highway as aforesaid, such markers to be places at such locations as may be deemed suitable in the discretion of the said Department.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this is a supplementary appropriation and the monies appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer from monies not otherwise appropriated. Any funds remaining unexpended or unencumbered as of June 30, 1979, shall revert to the General Fund.
Approved May 24, 1979.