The Congress of the United States and the law makers of our own State have established the second Sunday in May of each year as Mothers' Day and it is fitting and proper that this day be reverently observed.

It is especially fitting that we turn our attention to the mothers of the Country at this time, when so many of our sons have returned to their homes after so many months of dangerous activity on foreign fields.

Let us on this day show special reverence to the mothers whose sons have made the supreme sacrifice in defending our Country.

In grateful appreciation let us revere the sacred name and memory of the mothers who, throughout our broad land, have borne the burden of the added strain which the war effort has imposed on the lives of all of them.

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

SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1946



in the State of Delaware and call upon all citizens of the State to display the United States flag on all schools and school buildings, at their homes, lodges, churches and places of business and other suitable places as a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our State and as an inspiration for better homes and closer ties between them and the State.

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 tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-six and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventieth.


By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.