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The History Of Mother's Day

More than 150 years ago a woman named Anna Jarvis organized a day to raise awareness about the poor conditions in her community, because the day was advocated by mothers, the day was called Mother's work day. After she died, her daughter, also named Anna Jarvis-- started a campaign to honor all of her mothers contributions to society. In 1908 a small church in West Virginia held the first Mothers Day service, and six years later Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing mothers day as a national holiday. Now Mothers Day is one of the busiest retail holidays of the year, forcing retailers to come up with creative ways to say "I love you."
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