Thursday, May 11, 2006

Sunday Is Anne Jarvis' Holiday

MOTHER'S DAY IS SUNDAY MAY 14, 2006: JARVIS was the driving force behind MOTHER's Day. On May 10, 1908 when she organized observances in Grafton WV and Philadelphia PA.

This caused an annual celebration of Motherhood to spread all over America. JARVIS lobbied politicos to set aside a day to honor MOTHERS.

In 1914, ANNE succeeded when Congress designated the 2nd Sunday in May as MOTHER's DAY.

(Thanks to Jim Rose from Texas for the history lesson)

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