History of Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia. 

 The US Congress, initially rejected the proposal for Mother’s Day in 1908. 

Anna Jarvis

However, by 1911, all 50 of the United States were observing this holiday.  In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation making the second Sunday in May a “national holiday to honor mothers.”

This is the day in which we remember our mothers, both our biological mothers and those that have served as a mother figure in our lives.

How do you honor or remember your mother?

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