CHAPTER 335 – STATE OF DELAWARE – EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, it is brought to mind, as in childhood, that the most blessed of all ties is inspired by our mothers, and

WHEREAS, due reverence should be extended to the living and deceased mothers of the world, and all tribute bestowed in recognition of their unfailing sacrifice and devotion,

WHEREAS, in chaotic times, as at present, there is active need of loyalty to country, home and church,

THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of Delaware, to uphold the tradition of motherhood, do hereby proclaim

SUNDAY, May 12th as

MOTHERS' DAY

and urge appropriate observance of this day in our churches, homes, and schools by suitable services and by the display of the American flag as the emblem of goodwill, peace, and religious freedom toward our fellowmen, and to further honor our mothers and the many patriotic women who have the courage of peace.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, have here unto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of this State to be hereunto affixed this eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.