The Gingham Patch

Mother’s Day
at The Gingham Patch

May 15, 2007

This past Saturday at the Farmers Market The Gingham Patch celebrated Mother’s Day. The story how Mother’s Day came about is really interesting.

In 1905, Anna Jarvis’s mother passed away and Anna began her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the US. Anna’s mother was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to get public health issues out to the public.

In 1910 Anna’s home state West Virginia was one of several states to officially recognize Mother’s Day due to her diligent fight. The proclamation creating Mother’s Day as a national holiday to honor mothers was signed in 1914 by Woodrow Wilson.

Thank you Anna for creating a day where we can remember the person who brought us into this world and who has done so much for us!

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