STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, the second Sunday in May has been established by the Congress of the United States and the Legislature of our State as Mother's Day; and
WHEREAS, our Mothers, guardians of our childhood, teachers of our youth and comforters of our more mature years are deserving of our humble and loving tribute; and
WHEREAS, it is our firm belief that their love, their kindness, their devotion and their sacrifices have been guiding factors in making our State and our Nation great; and
WHEREAS, it is to our Mothers that we owe an eternal debt of gratitude. Let us lift our prayers of grateful thanks to Almighty God for their devotion, kindness and loving guidance.
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 13, 1951, as
in the State of Delaware and urge all people of the State to appropriately observe this significant occasion. Attend and participate in some service of worship, either in the church, the home or some other proper place in honor and in memory of all Mothers, everywhere. I further request that the flags of our Nation and our State be displayed on Sunday, May 13, 1951, in solemn testimony of our love and affection for 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 Eleventh day of April in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fifth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.