STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, Fathers render invaluable service to labor, industry, commerce, and every field of endeavor which is necessary for the public welfare and the prosperity of the Nation; and
WHEREAS, we look to the Father in the home as the molder of the children to inspire in them the importance of the moral code and the fundamental laws which govern true brotherhood and to impress upon them the value of all the civic virtues which are the requisites of good American citizenship; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate that we designate one day in the year to pay tribute in a broad concurrence of public expression to the dignity in which we hold the Father as the head of the family in our American society;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, June 17, 1973, as
within the State of Delaware and call upon the citizens to observe it by displaying the American Flag and the Delaware Flag and to otherwise commemorate the Father in the home in order that every day in the year may have the blessings that emanate from good Fatherhood, exemplary citizenship, and a strong family life.
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 8th day of June
(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