WHEREAS, on December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first State to ratify the Federal Constitution; and

WHEREAS, this year, for the second time in our history, a world-wide threat to our Constitutional Form of Government has been eliminated by the united and heroic action of our freedom loving people, thus preserving the fundamental law of our Republic;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate Friday, December 7, 1945, as


and ask the citizens of the State of Delaware to pay tribute to the part Delaware played in the establishment of the basic law of our Nation by her prompt ratification of the Federal Constitution and also pay especial tribute to those who have sacrificed and struggled to preserve this immortal document by pledging themselves anew to maintaining peace and prosperity not only in our own land, but throughout the world. I further suggest that flags of our State and Nation be displayed and that all schools, churches and civic organizations conduct appropriate exercises in commemoration of this date in history.

IN TESTIMONY 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 twentieth day of November, 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 seventieth.


By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.