Delaware General Assembly




WHEREAS, the second Sunday in May has been established by the Congress of the United States and the Legislature of our State as Mother's Day; and

WHEREAS, it is meet and right that all of the people of our Nation join in the happy occasion of paying tribute, both humble and loving, to our Mothers; and

WHEREAS, their love, their devotion, their sacrifices and their guidance have been bestowed upon us and have done much toward making our State and our Nation great; and

WHEREAS, it is our Mothers to whom we owe a debt of eternal gratitude. Let us lift our prayers to Almighty God in thanks for their devotion, kindness and loving guidance;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim Sunday, May 14, 1950 as


in the State of Delaware and urge the observance of the day by all of the people of the State. Attendance and participation in services of worship at our churches, homes and other proper places in honor and in memory of all Mothers everywhere. I further request that the flags of our Nation and State be displayed on Sunday, May 14, 1950 in solemn testimony of our love and affection for our Mothers.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be affixed, this Twenty-first day of April, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth.


By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State