STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the plumbing industry of the State of Delaware holds a major responsibility for the protection of public health and the advancement of living standards; and
WHEREAS, plumbing is an ancient profession that has provided sanitation and fresh water since man began to gather in communities; and
WHEREAS, plumbing and piping contractors are the original ecologists and have engaged in this field for nearly a century and have taken the lead in the development and application of environmental measures to insure clean air and clean water; and
WHEREAS, thousands of contractors and skilled journeyman plumbers and apprentices are actively engaged in the plumbing profession in this State; and
WHEREAS, Delaware's leadership in building construction, public works, industrial development and agriculture is greatly enhanced by the plumbing industry; and
WHEREAS, the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors and its affiliated state and local associations will lead their total industry of two million men and women in special activities to focus attention on the vital contribution they make to the quality of life in our State and our nation;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim April 15 - 22, 1973, as
NATIONAL PLUMBING INDUSTRY WEEK
In the State of Delaware and urge that all citizens join with me in giving recognition to this vital profession and to the special events arranged for this period.
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 13th 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