Delaware General Assembly


WHEREAS, the great importance and real value of our trees and birds urge the careful conservation of these natural resources of our State, and

WHEREAS, public interest should be retained as to the importance of creating beauty along our roadsides, developing our parks, preserving our wild flowers, forests, and other natural landscape values, and

WHEREAS, realizing that the most effective way of accomplishing this is by education as provided by our public schools and private institutions of higher learning.

NOW, THEREFORE, in Compliance with the Provisions of the 1935 Revised Code of Delaware, Section 2895, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate, Friday, April 9, 1937, as Arbor and Bird Day, and do hereby urge and request its observance by all public and private schools and institutions of higher learning by the planting of trees and suitable exercises, having in mind the advancement of the study of arbor culture, the furtherance of the spirit of protection to birds and trees and preserving an appreciative sentiment concerning them.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed, this third day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-seven.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:


CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Secretary of State.