A Brief History of Mother's Day

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Every year my incredibly sweet and creative son finds ways to make my Mother's Day very special. His love and thoughtfulness are also a reminder to me of how truly blessed I am that God gave me this wonderful human being. Now, a brief history lesson.

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her Mother at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the U.S. actually began in 1905, the year her mother Anne Reeves Jarvis died. Mother's Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, signed by then President Woodrow Wilson. Mother's Day typically falls on the second Sunday in May. ~ Source History Channel.com

Quick fact; More phone calls are made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year.

For a much more in-depth look at the history of Mother's Day I suggest visiting History Channel.com

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