CHAPTER 874

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, it is appropriate that a specific day be set aside for the purpose of honoring our Mothers whose unselfish devotion, tenderness, patience, understanding, and loving discipline create a benevolent influence which guides us throughout our lives; and Whereas, due to the untiring efforts of Miss Ann Jarvis, Mother's Day was officially observed for the first time on May 10, 1908; and Whereas, in 1914 the President of the United States proclaimed that the second Sunday in May of each year be set aside for the nationwide observance of Mother's Day; and Whereas, we can best repay our debt to our Mothers by living such lives every day as to reflect only credit upon the one who brought us into this world and carefully nurtured us to maturity; and Whereas, Section 2107, Title 29 of the Delaware Code provides that the Governor of the State of Delaware may issue a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May for such an observance; Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 10, 1970 as

MOTHER'S DAY

in Delaware, and encourage all citizens to take this opportunity to publicly honor their Mothers by attending at least one service in the Church of their choice in solemn recognition of the sacrifices, inspiration, and love given so freely by all Mothers.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Russell W. Peterson, 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 1st day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor

Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary ' of State