STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, it is only proper and fitting that a specific day be set aside for the purpose of honoring our Mothers; and
WHEREAS, due in large measure to the untiring efforts of Miss Anna Jarvis, Mother's Day was officially observed for the first time on May 10, 1908, and subsequently proclaimed by the President of the United States in 1914 for nationwide observance on the second Sunday in May of each year; and
WHEREAS, the unselfish devotion, tenderness, understanding, patience, and loving discipline bestowed upon us by our Mothers creates a benevolent influence that helps to 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, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 13, 1973, as
in Delaware and urge all of our citizens to take this opportunity to honor their Mothers in recognition of their sacrifices, love, and inspiration that they have given so freely.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, 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 7th day of May
(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-seventh.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor
Attest : ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State