Did you know that the modern American holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Her mother was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers and she died in 1905 and it was then that Anna began her campaign to recognize “Mother’s Day” as a holiday. Anna’s mission was to honor her own mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor mothers.
Due to the campaign efforts of Anna Jarvis several states officially recognized Mother’s Day, the first in 1910 being West Virginia, Anna’s home state. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May as a National holiday to honor all mothers. Soon other countries followed and it is now celebrated all over the world.
So now you know where Mother’s Day originated. Every mother should be honored for the work that they do, regardless of their profession, economical status or race. It is a very hard job raising children and by taking the time to show them that you love them and respect them, in whatever way you choose, means everything to them. So wishing every mother a wonderful, Happy Mother’s Day and especially to my mother and mother-in-law, always thinking of you both and will cherish the times we had together. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!