Mother's Day Cartoons
Mother's Day Flowers
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Source: Patricia Chadwick, momscape
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Mother's day was first suggested in the United States by Julia Ward Howe, writer of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. She suggested that this day be dedicated to peace. Miss Howe organized Mother's Day meetings in Boston every year.
In 1877, Mrs. Juliet Calhoun Blakely inadvertently set Mother's Day in motion. On Sunday, May 11, 1877, which was Mrs. Blakely's birthday, the pastor of her Methodist Episcopal Church left the pulpit abruptly, distraught over the behavior of his son. Mrs. Blakely stepped to the pulpit to take over the remainder of the service and called for other mothers to join her.
By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday to be held each year on the second Sunday of May.