Delaware General Assembly






WHEREAS, it is appropriate that a day be set aside to honor our Mothers for the selfless devotion, patience, understanding and nuture which has guided as through our youth; and

WHEREAS, the untiring efforts of Miss Anna Jarvis led to the official observance of Mother's Day for the first time on May 10, 1908; and

WHEREAS, we can best repay our Mothers' efforts by leading such lives as will bring credit to the one who fostered 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 9, 1971 as


in Delaware, and encourage residents of the First State to honor their Mothers in any way they deem appropriate.

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 29th


day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fifth.

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State