STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a world-wide fraternal organization, will be celebrating its 154th Anniversary this year, 1973; and
WHEREAS, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows had been organized in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819; and
WHEREAS, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows has a record of public service to persons other than their immediate membership; and
WHEREAS, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows have adopted various projects in their endeavor to assist their fellow-men;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of April 22 -28, 1973, as
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS WEEK
in Delaware and urge our citizens to become more aware of what the Independent Order of Odd Fellows are doing for their neighbors and fellowmen in the benefit of so many.
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