Saturday, May 8, 2010

This is one of the few nice and good things Clinton did while in office. I didn't know till 13 yrs later that he made this proclamation on what would be the last Mother's Day I ever shared with my dear Mother. One week later she went to be with my beloved Father. Our eyes met in an unusually intense and memorable way that day when she left my house with my brother and his wife. That next Friday, we'd have to take her to the hospital with pneumonia from a laryngectomy gone awry. She thankfully didn't suffer the month and a half that my Father did. She was gone that Sunday .. exactly one week after Mother's Day.

If you still have your Mother ...never let a day go by without letting her know that you do appreciate all the love she gave you, all the sacrifices she made for you, all the aggravation she put up with for and because of you. Thank her for the gifts of FAITH and life ... for teaching you all that we should become for each other in Jesus' Name.

If you haven't talked to her in a while for WHATEVER reason ... don't put it off ... RECONCILE ... We are called to honor our parents, are we not? Right and Wrong are PRIDEFUL emotions. Love IS all that matters!

God Bless all Mother's this day and let us not forget our Heavenly Mother who intercedes for us night and day, wanting nothing more than to bring us closer to Jesus so that we might spend eternity together as the Family we were always meant to be!


William J.
Proclamation 6999 - Mother's Day, 1997
May 7, 1997

By the President of the United States of America  

A Proclamation

As we prepare to enter the 21st century, in the midst of a rapidly changing world, one thing remains constant—the unconditional love between a mother and her child. This love provides us with a cornerstone and sanctuary throughout our entire lives. Mothers nurture, challenge, and instill strong values in their children, find solutions, arbitrate disputes, organize activities, care and teach, influence and lead, give, share, and encourage. Their abiding moral principles shape our families, our communities, and our national life. Today, mothers face many different challenges—from balancing the responsibilities of home and work, to raising families on their own—while contending with the often daunting challenges of modern society. They do this all while meeting the day-to-day responsibilities of class projects, car payments, and the flu season. And yet, they succeed, determined to protect what is so precious to them and to make brighter futures for themselves, their children, and their Nation. Each year we welcome the opportunity to set aside a day to acknowledge all that our mothers—whether biological, adoptive, or foster—have given us. It is a time to reflect on all we have gained from their guidance, care, and sacrifice and a time to openly express our gratitude and love. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as "Mother's Day" and
requested the President to call for its appropriate observance. 

Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of
America, do hereby proclaim May 11, 1997, as Mother's Day. Whether we are
able to share this special day with our mothers or are blessed with memories
of them, in our hearts they are with us always. I urge all Americans to
express their love and respect for their mothers and to observe this day
with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. 

In Witness Whereof,
I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, in the year of our
Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-seven, and of the Independence of the United
States of America the two hundred and twenty-first.


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