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Methodist History: The Founding Mothers of Mother’s Day

Methodist History: The Founding Mothers of Mother’s Day


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The celebration of Mother's Day can be traced back to ancient Greece, but the mother of Mother's Day in the United States was Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, a Methodist from West Virginia.

Her daughter, Anna, led a successful campaign in the early 1900s to have Mother's Day recognized as a national holiday.

Video tells the story of how, and why, a Methodist mom and daughter decided to honor mothers with a special holiday.




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