Delaware General Assembly






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

WHEREAS, the untiring efforts of Miss Ann 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 Mother's 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 14, 1972, as


in Delaware and request that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Delaware be flown from all public buildings on that day and I urge all residents of Delaware to honor their Mothers in such manner as they may 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 10th

(GREAT SEAL) day of April in the year of our Lord, one
thousand nine hundred and seventy-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-sixth.

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor WALTON H. SIMPSON, Secretary of State