Sunday, May 10, 2015

#Mother's Day Proclamation

In honor of the Mother's Day Holiday, I've been looking around and found a few bits and bites I found very interesting.

Philadelphia activist Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) came up with the idea for “Mother’s Day” at the beginning of the 20th century as a tribute to her mother. 

On May 10, 1908, in what is considered the first Mother’s Day celebration, she sent 500 carnations to Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, her mother’s church in Grafton, W.Va. (now a National Historic Landmark since 1992). 

The event received an enormously positive response, and after extensive lobbying and letter-writing efforts, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation on May 9, 1914, declaring the second Sunday of May “a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.” 

Wishing my Mom a wonderful Mother's Day today and all the Mom's under the sun!
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