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, more than a half century ago, the Congress of these United States and the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, established the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day; 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 8, 1960, as


in Delaware and urge all 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 their choice for solemn recognition of the sacrifice, love and inspiration given so freely by Mothers.

Further, I invite all Delawareans to join with me in saluting, on this occasion, Mrs. Harry Mayer, Sr., Dover, who, as our 1960 Delaware Mother of the Year, is a symbol of all Delaware 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 fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State