STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children and Burns Institutes, which are dedicated to the total care and treatment of all children regardless of race or creed; and
WHEREAS, this year marks the 51st Anniversary of the opening of the first such hospital started by the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; and
WHEREAS, during the past 50 years the Shriners Hospitals have cured or materially helped more than 164,000 children; and
WHEREAS, the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children and Burns Institutes deserve the appreciation of every resident in Delaware for their great humanitarian work;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 20, 1973, as
INTERNATIONAL SHRINE HOSPITAL DAY
and ask that all citizens join me in paying tribute to the Shrine of North America.
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