Certificate Appointing Arleigh Burke an Admiral in the North Carolina Navy

Image of certificate Appointing Arleigh Burke an Admiral in the North Carolina Navy.

Image of certificate Appointing Arleigh Burke an Admiral in the North Carolina Navy.

State of North Carolina

[seal] The Great Seal of the State of North Carolina, esse quam videri

Executive Department

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know Ye, that in recognition of personal interest shown and outstanding support
given the establishement of the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship as a permanent
memorial honoring those noble men and women of North Carolina and our Nation who died,
and those who served, in the defense of the United States, during World War II, and

Reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valor, Fidelity and Abilities
of this Citizen, I do hereby appoint

Arleigh A. Burke

an Admiral
in the North Carolina Navy

This Commission is an expression of appreciation from the State of North Carolina
and all its people for services rendered in making it possible to bring this great ship home
to North Carolina. The rights and privileges of this rank include free admission to the Battle-
ship Memorial at Wilmington, North Carolina.

[signature of] Terry Sanford
Governor of North Carolina

Date April 24, 1962