Delaware General Assembly


By Joint Resolution of Congress approved May 8, 1914, the second Sunday in May is established as Mothers' Day and it is fitting and proper that this day should be reverently observed.

Spring, with all its beauties of nature is again with us. All around we witness renewed activities for the advancement of our welfare and happiness.

It is natural that this Season should stir us to worship the origin of all--God, the creator of the universe--and inspire us to reverence for the Mothers of the human race.

Through the days of our years it is Mother to whom we look for guidance, understanding and encouragement. It is she who inspires us to achievements and consoles us in misfortunes. All others may lose faith but Mothers believe in us with all the yearning of their loving souls.

In grateful appreciation, therefore, let us venerate the sacred name and memory, extol the spirit of self-sacrifice and eulogize the loving kindness of every Mother.

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

SUNDAY, MAY 14, 1944 as


in the State of Delaware and request observance by all citizens in appropriate manner that every Mother may be compensated by tokens of appreciation and love for her sacrifices and services, and I further request that the American Flag be displayed at homes and other suitable places as a public expression of our affection and reverence for the Mothers of our country.

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 second day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-four and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-eighth.


By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.