The Legislative Branches of our State and Nation have set apart the second Sunday in May of each year as Mothers' Day.

It is most fitting that we pay honor to our noble mothers. They have, through sacrifice, given their best to make us what we are. Strong men have testified, in the moments of their glory and power, that their mothers were chiefly responsible for their triumph. No one more than a mother can appreciate the gayer moods as well as sympathize with the graver moments. They give us courage to accept the things that cannot be changed, and to change the things that can be changed.

The dominating impulse, the supreme motive, the crowning passion of womanhood is motherhood. She lives chiefly that the sons and daughters of the race shall be worthy, well bodied and unspoiled of soul.

Today when childhood and youth are menaced by temptation to accept low standards of living, we need the influence of the home and of motherhood as never before.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, by virtue of authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim

SUNDAY, MAY 9, 1948



in the State of Delaware and call upon all citizens of the State to remember the sacredness of the American home by reverently demonstrating our appreciation for the love and sacrifice of every mother, and I further request that the American Flag be displayed as a public expression of our affection for the mothers of our country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal to be hereunto affixed this first day of May, in the year of our

(GREAT SEAL) Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-second.

By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.