We will celebrate Mother’s Day today, and as we take a pause from our busy schedules of Government Press Briefing, education and job seeking, we wish to say a heartfelt Thank You to all Mothers.
The greatest gift a person will receive is a mother and the love, care, patience and understanding displayed by these super women is truly amazing.
Never underestimate the strength of a woman, particularly during child birth; their wisdom and understanding, their honesty and care; and their love and compassion.
Cherish their presence and their memory for a person’s integrity and loyalty is shown by their love for their Mother.
Happy Mother’s Day 2022
Mother’s Day (Founding)
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia.
She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day.
Various observances honoring mothers existed in America during the 1870s and the 1880s, but these never had resonance beyond the local level. Jarvis never mentioned Julia Ward Howe's attempts in the 1870s to establish a "Mother's Day for Peace", nor any connection to the Protestant school celebrations that included "Children's Day" amongst others. Neither did she mention the traditional festival of Mothering Sunday. Jarvis always said that the creation was hers alone.
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