STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, one of the bulwarks of this nation is the free expression of the principle of private ownership of property as evidenced in Delaware and throughout the country by the fact that more than two-thirds of our families own their own homes; and
WHEREAS, the Realtors of Delaware have zealously defended this principle, and have contributed toward public confidence in real property ownership by their pledge to abide by the strict Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors; and
WHEREAS, the efforts of Realtors in behalf of Civic affairs and charitable causes and in the application of their professional knowledge of real estate matters for the good of our State have benefited our citizens in countless ways; and
WHEREAS, Realtors have discharged these responsibilities with great credit, through encouraging wise use of the land and preservation of the environment, by advocating the prudence and pride that home ownership brings, and by emphasizing this positive goal for Americans to have "Pride in, respect for, the property of America"; and
WHEREAS, the Realtors of this State will join with thousands of their colleagues throughout the nation celebrating REALTOR WEEK, May 20-26, in extolling the advantages of real property ownership;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of May 20 -26, 1973, as
in Delaware and urge all citizens to join me in saluting the Realtors of this State, and the 110,000 Realtors across the nation, for their services, programs and professional skills and dedication, and also urge all citizens to join with me in participating in the programs of civic betterment offered by Realtors during this week and throughout the year.
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 18th day of May
(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