WHEREAS, it has become the custom throughout most of the free world to set aside the second Sunday in May as a day to honor our Mothers ; and

WHEREAS this custom, established more than 50 years ago through the indefatigable work of Miss Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, Pa., who is fondly remembered on this same occasion for her persistence in bringing about a national day of tribute to mothers ; and

WHEREAS, this year the State of Delaware is saluting Mrs. Margaret Collins Seitz, of Gordon Heights, Wilmington, as the symbol of all Delaware Mothers for 1956 ;

WHEREAS, all of us fortunate enough to have our Mothers living at this time, want to pay them the tribute and honor due them for their patience and forbearance in rearing and nourishing their families morally and physically; and

WHEREAS, this is an appropriate time to memorialize those Mothers who no longer grace the family circle in our state ; Now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 13, 1956, as


In accordance with the national custom, I urge that our national and state ensigns be flown on this day from state and public buildings and that all of us attend one service in the church of our choice in solemn recognition of the inspiration and influence our Mothers have had on our way of life.

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 Tenth

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

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor hundred and eightieth.