WHEREAS, after years of bitter struggle, we have, with our allies, met and defeated a combination of power that sought to overcome us and change our way of life and government; and

WHEREAS, our thoughts are today centered upon national unity to as great an extent as at any other time in the life of our nation; and

WHEREAS, the period of June 9-16, inclusive has been designated as Flag Week by the United States Flag Association, during which appropriate exercises are to be held to honor our National Emblem as further evidence of the courage, patriotism and loyalty of our American people;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the period of June 9-16, 1946 as


and direct the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to arrange for the suitable observance of FLAG WEEK in all the public schools, and further call upon the State officials to display the United States Flag on all State Buildings during Flag Week, and invite the people of the State to fly the Flag at their homes and other suitable places, and in every community to hold special exercises at which means shall be taken to give significant expression to our thoughtful love of America, our pride in its glorious history, our faith in its destiny, our devotion to its ideals and institutions and our determination to uphold and preserve them now and forever.

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-six and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventieth.


By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.