ISSUED BY THE ILLINOIS STATE COUNCIL OF DEFENSE
Vol. 1—No. I * JUNE 1, 1942
STATE UNITES IN DEDICATION TO VICTORY
8.000,000 to Face West June 7 as 8-Day Patriotic Program Begins;
Minute of Silence Will Be Tribute to Nation’s Heroes
Eight million citizens of Illinois have been requested to pause for one
minute at i :25 p. in., Sunday, June 7, and face to the West in silent tribute
to the nation’s war heroes.
One minute earlier, from one end of the State to the other, sirens will
The Governor’s Message
For several months Illinois hos been mo-
bilizing every resource for all out war. The
response from the men and women of our
Stote has been inspiring. Such willingness
to serve is a token of certain victory for our
We hove moved into a second phase of our
effort on the home front. This phase is troin-
ing for defense against every possible enemy
assault on the lives and homes of our citizens,
and the performance of duties that are essen-
tial to maintaining our sans and brothers on
the fighting front.
Illinois always has been in the forefront
when our country has been endangered. It
is in the forefront now, and I know it will re-
main there. It must never be said of Illinois
that we did too little and that little too late.
From time to time these bulletins will come
to you with reports of progress an the port
the citizens of our State are taking in the
war effort, and with suggestions for increasing
the assistance we can give our nation and our
Together we shall go forward to victory.
Governor Dwight H. Green
Illinois State Council of Defense
sound, church bells toll and whistles blow
calling attention to the treacherous attack on
Pearl Harbor six months earlier to the minute.
This dramatic outpouring of patriotism will
be the key event on the first of eight days of
activities in Illinois from June 7 to 14. sug-
gested by Governor Green as a Dedication
to Victory Week.
All Out for Victory
The purpose will be to enlist every resi-
dent of the State in the job of winning the
war; to solidify the people in their all out war
effort, and to pay tribute to our heroes in
the armed forces.
The Illinois State Council of Defense voted
unanimously to put the full force of its or-
ganization behind the plan and, in coopera-
tion with every Council in the State, has asked
every community to organize far a week’s
activities. Barney Thompson of Rockford was
named General Chairman of Dedication to Vic~
tory Week by the Council.
Designation of Days
Each day will be given a special designa-
tion covering the significance and activities
of the war, as follows:
Sunday, June 7—National Unity Day - "Re-
member Pearl Harbor.”
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