Well, I’d enjoy it even if it WAS an antiquated pagan celebration that was taken over by the Church of Rome to manipulate heathens into the tithe box. ROFLOL
American Minute with Bill Federer May 9
Mothers’ Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” But it was Anna Jarvis, daughter of a Methodist minister in Grafton, West Virginia, who made it a national event. During the Civil War, Anna’s mother organized Mothers’ Day Work Clubs to care for wounded soldiers, both Union and Confederate, raised money for medicine, inspected bottled milk, improved sanitation and hired women to care for families where mothers suffered from tuberculosis.
In her honor, Anna Jarvis persuaded her church to set aside the 2nd Sunday in May, the anniversary of her mother’s death, as a day to appreciate all mothers.
Encouraged by the reception, Anna organized it in Philadelphia, then began a letter-writing campaign to ministers, businessmen and politicians to establish a national Mothers’ Day. In response, on May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first National Mothers’ Day as a “public expression of…love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”
In his Mother’s Day Proclamation, 1986, President Ronald Reagan said: “A Jewish saying sums it up: ‘God could not be everywhere-so He created mothers.'”
President John Quincy Adams stated: “All that I am, my mother made me.”
Abraham Lincoln stated: “All that I am I owe to my angel mother. I remember her prayers. They have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
Jimmy Carter stated in his Inaugural Address: “I have just taken the oath of office on the Bible my mother gave me.”
Ronald Reagan stated: “Now and then I find guidance in the worn brown Bible I used to take the oath of office. Its margins are scrawled with insights and passages underlined. My mother, Nelle, made all those marks. She used it to instruct her two sons, and I look to it still.”
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