WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States of America and the General Assembly of the State of Delaware have established the second Sunday in May of each year as Mothers' Day; and

WHEREAS, it is less the day than the ideal and less the sentiment than motherhood that we hallow; and

WHEREAS, true motherhood inspires us to virtuous living and more noble thinking; because the ideals of unselfish devotion, patience and forbearance, tenderness, loving discipline and understanding are often best seen in the person of our Mothers; and

WHEREAS, we observe this day because we know we must strive to make those ideals our ideals; and

WHEREAS, the home is a foundation of our society, and without the high ideals of motherhood a home would become less than a home and the future of our great nation and way of life would be darkened;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, by virtue of authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim Sunday, May 8, 1955, as


in the State of Delaware and call upon all of our people to observe this day in a manner appropriate to the memory of the Mothers of our country and to demonstrate our appreciation for their love and sacrifices, and I further request that the Flags of our nation and state be displayed as a public expression of our recognition of and affection for motherhood.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 Fourth day

(Great Seal) of May, in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-ninth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State