Delaware General Assembly


WHEREAS the economic importance and esthetic value of our trees and birds alike urge the careful conservation of these natural resources of our State; and

WHEREAS recognizing that one of the most effective means of arousing the public interest in the preservation of our wild flowers, forests and other natural landscape values, is through the education as provided by our public and private schools and institutions of higher learning,

NOW, THEREFORE, in compliance with the provisions of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, Section 2895, I, Walter W. Bacon, do designate and set apart

April 9, 1943, as ARBOR AND BIRD DAY

and request its observance by all public schools, private schools, colleges and other institutions, by the planting of trees and the adornment of the school and public grounds and by suitable exercises having for their object the advancement of the study of arbor culture and promotion of the spirit of protection to birds and trees and the cultivation of an appreciative sentiment concerning them.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the Great Seal of Delaware to be hereunto affixed this nineteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-seventh.


By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.