A Joint Resolution of Congress approved May 8, 1914, designated the second Sunday in May as Mothers' Day. It is a fitting designation, and especially so this year.

We are all aware of the added strains which our war effort has imposed on the home. The difficulties facing the home are perhaps not to be compared with those of the fighting fronts. They are, nevertheless, real. Those who have been left behind have had to do much more with much less.

The focal figure in this new situation has been Mother. She has had her share of the load to carry, and often more. It is proper, therefore, that on this day of remembrance we should recognize her magnificent response to this challenge. Let us thank God for the devotion of the nation's Mothers.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, by virtue of authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 1945



in the State of Delaware and urge observance of this day by all of our citizens by attending and participating in exercises in our churches, our homes, and other proper places, in memory of Mothers everywhere, and I request that the flags of our nation and state be displayed in suitable places as a further expression of love and affection for our Mothers.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal to be hereunto affixed this seventh day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-five and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-ninth.


By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.