Sunday, May 10, 2015

Fact of the Day: Mother's Day

Mother's Day in the United States was founded by Anna Jarvis. She wanted to honor her mother Anne, who was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. She began her campaign to make Mother's Day an official holiday in 1905, and all states recognized it by 1911.

7 comments:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I think I've heard this before, but thank you.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's an interesting bit of info!

Pat Hatt said...

So hallmark didn't invent it

Fundy Blue said...

So many amazing women in history! Thanks for sharing, Adam!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A good day to remember

Maria at inredningsvis said...

I did not know this thanks for the nice story dear :) I hope you had a great weekend.

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stephen Hayes said...

Curiously, Ms. Jarvis never had children so she never celebrated Mother's Day as a mother.