On this day in history, May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issues  proclamation creating Mother's Day | Fox News

On this day in history, May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson
(above) issued a proclamation for Americans to show a public expression of reverence to mothers through the
celebration of
Mother’s Day.

"Proclamation 1268 – Mother’s Day" stated, in part, "Whereas,
by a Joint Resolution approved May 8, 1914, designating the
second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, and for other purposes,
the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation
calling upon the government officials to display the United
States flag on all government buildings," according to The
American Presidency Project of the University of California
Santa Barbara.

The proclamation continued, "And the people of the United
States [can]
display the flag at their homes or other suitable
places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression
of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country."

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Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis
(September 30, 1832 – May 9, 1905)

The first unofficial Mother’s Day observances
were organized
by West Virginia resident Anna
Jarvis and held in Grafton, West Virginia, and
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 10, 1908,
according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Anna Jarvis Worked Hard to Make Mother's Day a National Holiday

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