STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the second Sunday in May has been established by the Congress of the United States and the Legislature of our State as MOTHERS DAY; and
WHEREAS, it is certainly a happy occasion, when all of the people of our great nation can join together on one day and pay humble and loving tribute to our Mothers; and
WHEREAS, the guidance that they have given us, the sacrifices which they have made for us and the love which they have bestowed upon us are part of the important human contributions which have made our nation great; and
WHEREAS, to our Mothers, we all owe an eternal debt of gratitude. Let us thank our God for their devotion and loving kindness.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim Sunday, May 8, 1949 as MOTHERS DAY in the State of Delaware and urge the observance of this day by all of our people through attending and participating in services and exercises in our churches, our homes and other proper places in memory of all Mothers everywhere. I further request that the flags of our Nation and State be displayed throughout the State in testimony of our love and affection of our Mothers.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be affixed, this twenty-ninth day of April, in
(GREAT SEAL) the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-nine.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of STATE