Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Original Mother’s Day Proclamation (1870)

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In 1914, by popular demand and without reference to its actual pacifist origins, US President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day in the United States of America.

Written by gerrycanavan

May 12, 2013 at 7:32 am

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  1. The Julia Ward Howe comment was not the origin of our current Hallmark-and-FTD-backed observance. It is a product of the commercial instincts of retailer John Wanamaker and the obsession of Anna Jarvis.

    See http://wp.me/p6sb6-gDU

    Mike Licht

    May 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm


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