STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, all men are indebted to those clowns who bring moments of quiet splendor - who redeem sickness and pain with joy; and
WHEREAS, all across America, good men in putty noses and baggy trousers, following a tradition as old as man's need to touch gently the lives of his fellowman, go into orphanages and children's hospitals, homes for the elderly and for the retarded, and give a part of themselves; and
WHEREAS, today, as always, clowns and the spirit they represent are as vital to the maintenance of our humanity as the builders and the growers;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of August 17, 1973, as
DELAWARE CLOWNS WEEK
throughout the State of Delaware and call public attention to the charitable activities of clowns and the wholesome entertainment they provide for all our citizens.
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