STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, Project Concern is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian, nonpolitical organization established for the purpose of providing a full range of medical and dental assistance services to impoverished peoples in the United States and other countries throughout the world; and
WHEREAS, since its inception 11 years ago by Dr. James W. Turpin, Project Concern has grown from one man's dream to an international health care agency which annually provides treatment to over 500,000 persons; and
WHEREAS, over a million walkers have participated in Walks for Mankind to support Project Concern's treatment of the sick in 13 hospitals and clinics in Tennessee, New Mexico, Texas, Hong Kong, Mexico, Vietnam, and Ethiopia; and
WHEREAS, in Delaware last year, 600 persons walked and raised $6,000 to support this worthy cause and 30% of the money raised stayed in the community for use by local sponsoring organizations; and
WHEREAS, Project Concern's activities benefit the state, our country, and other peoples of the world; and
WHEREAS, the Walk for Mankind is a positive, constructive activity for our youth and other citizens;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim April 7, 1973, as
WALK FOR MANKIND DAY
and urge all residents of the First State to support this campaign to improve the quality of life for all mankind.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, 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 6th day of April
(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-seventh.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor
Attest: ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State