STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, Latin is the bridge which links the entire western world through a common language heritage; and
WHEREAS, Latin is the key with which we can best unlock the treasures of our own language and literature; and
WHEREAS, Latin provides a firm foundation for an in-depth study of the humanities and of our history and culture stream; and
WHEREAS, Latin is an enjoyable challenge for the modern student who wishes to exercise his mind by means of a precise and orderly discipline, the better to orient himself toward a useful and satisfying life; and
WHEREAS, the Junior Classical League is an organization of young people who appreciate the civilization, language, literature, and art of ancient Greece and Rome because it gives them a better understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of classical antiquity; and
WHEREAS, the annual convention of the Delaware Junior Classical League will be held at Caesar Rodney High School on April 16, 1973;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of April 15 -21, 1973, as
LATIN WEEK IN DELAWARE.
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 16th 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