STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, approximately forty-three thousand Delaware citizens are sixty-five years of age or older; and
WHEREAS, Senior Citizens have made numerous and significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Delaware; and
WHEREAS, they have worked and sacrificed to preserve their future and they have provided a rich and enduring legacy through their inspiring example, constancy of purpose and adherence to principle;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim May, 1972, as
SENIOR CITIZENS MONTH
in Delaware and urge all residents of the First State to honor the achievements and contributions of our Senior Citizens and to recognize them as a vital, valuable and integral resource of our society.
FURTHER, I urge all Delawareans to acquaint themselves with the hardships and problems unique to senior Citizens and to support programs and efforts to improve the quality of life for our elderly.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, 1, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 28th
(GREAT SEAL) day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-two, and of the Independence of the United States of
America, the one hundred and ninety-sixth. RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor WALTON H. SIMPSON, Secretary of State