CHAPTER 471

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that a specific day be set aside for the purpose of honoring our Mothers; and

WHEREAS, due in large measure to the indefatigable efforts of Miss Anna Jarvis, the Congress of these United States and the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, just fifty years ago, in 1908, established the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day; and

WHEREAS, this year, the State of Delaware is saluting Mrs. George Ehinger of Dover, as the symbol of all Delaware Mothers; and

WHEREAS, the unselfish devotion, tenderness, understanding, patience and loving discipline, bestowed upon us by our Mothers, creates a benevolent influence that can--and should--guide us throughout our lives; and

WHEREAS, we can best discharge our great debt to our Mothers by living such lives as to reflect only credit upon those who brought us into the world and carefully guided and nurtured us to maturity; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 11, 1958, as

MOTHER'S DAY IN DELAWARE

and urge all of our citizens, regardless of age, to take this opportunity to honor their Mothers, both living and deceased, by attending at least one service in the church of his choice for solemn recognition of the sacrifices, love and inspiration given so freely by Mothers.

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 twenty-eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. MCDOWELL, Secretary of State