This year the period between June 10-17 inclusive, has been designated as Flag Week by the United States Flag Association.

We are observing an anniversary of essential importance, for this period embraces June 14, the day upon which the Continental Congress adopted the Flag of the Nation in 1777.

It is particularly fitting this year that all should honor the Flag of our Republic. Through four years of war, the men and women fighting under the American Flag have advanced step by step to victory in Europe, and will march forward to a victorious termination of the war in the Pacific. We at home should keep alive the spirit of love for our Nation's emblem, the Stars and Stripes, by honoring it on Flag Week.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period June 10-17, 1945, as


and direct that our National Flag be displayed on all public buildings and all other suitable places during this period. And further, I urge and request that appropriate exercises and celebrations be held throughout the State, and suggest that we re-dedicate ourselves to the principles upon and the purposes for which our Republic was conceived, founded, and developed through the years. and give thanks for the blessings of liberty.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, 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 fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-five and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-ninth.


By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.