STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, more and more Americans in all parts of our Nation are turning to boating as a leisure time activity; and
WHEREAS, we need to give increasing attention to the safety requirements of the millions who participate in this healthy, challenging outdoor sport; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has invited the governors of all 50 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and the Commissioner of the District of Columbia to provide for the observance of Regional Safe Boating Week; and
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States approved a Joint Resolution requesting that the President proclaim on an annual basis the National Safe Boating Week during the week of July 4 of each year;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of July 1 - 7, 1973, as
DELAWARE SAFE BOATING WEEK
and urge all Delawareans who use our waterways to take advantage of the numerous boating safety courses offered by governmental and private organizations to help make their stay afloat as safe as it is enjoyable.
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 19th 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