Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Did you know that Mothers' Day is a holiday that is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May? It is a day when children honor their mothers with cards, gifts and flowers. The holiday first began in 1907, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It started as a suggestion by a woman named Julia Ward Howe in 1872. Jarvis and others began a letter-writing campaign to ministers, businessmen, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day. They were successful! President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day a national observance that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.

Students and teachers took time to acknowledge Mother's Day by making cards, purchasing flowers and creating crafts to deliver to mothers.

Take a look at the slide show below with highlights of the day.

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