Delaware General Assembly





WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that a specific day be set aside for the purpose of honoring our Mothers; and

WHEREAS, due in large measure to the indefatigable efforts of Miss Anna Jarvis; more than fifty years ago, the Congress of these United States and the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, established the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day; and

WHEREAS, this year, the State of Delaware is saluting Mrs. Edgar F. Isaacs, Sr., of near Lincoln, as the symbol of all Delaware Mothers; and

WHEREAS, the unselfish devotion, tenderness, understanding, patience and loving discipline, bestowed upon us by our Mothers, creates a benevolent influence that can--and should--guide us throughout our lives; and

WHEREAS, we can best discharge our great debt to our Mothers by living such lives as to reflect only credit upon those who brought us into the world and carefully guided and nurtured us to maturity; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 12, 1957, as


and urge all of our citizens, regardless of age, to take this opportunity to honor their Mothers, both living and deceased, and I further urge that everyone attend at least one service in the church of his choice for solemn recognition of the sacrifices, love and inspiration given so freely by those who gave us the very breath of life.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 Seventh day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-first.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State