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Public Archives Kicks Off Delaware Day

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Sec. of State William Bullock Sec. of State William Bullock

DOVER, Del. - December 7th carries a special meaning for many Americans with the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. 

But Delawareans have another reason to mark the date as across the First State, residents are celebrating the 225th "Delaware Day."

It the day that commemorates when Delaware became the first state.  The Public Archives in Dover helped kick off the holiday.  

"Delaware has a rich history, certainly with being the First State and because we were the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution," said Stephen Marz, director of Public Archives. "That's when we have our nickname as the First State and also we're the first star on the American flag."     

The official gubernatorial proclamation was read by Secretary of State William Bullock.  Governor Jack Markell, who would usually read it, is currently traveling overseas for business.


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