Mother’s Day in 1912

Anna Marie Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day

This month in history — March 5, 1912 — Hawaii governor Walter F. Frear received a request to celebrate Mother’s Day in Hawaii from Anna Marie Jarvis, the founder of the Mother’s Day movement:

“Every person is asked to wear a white carnation–or his or her mother’s favorite flower–on Mother’s day as a filial honor badge.”

Read more about it in “‘Mother’s Day’ Is Movement Now.”

Happy Mother’s Day!

“‘Mother’s Day’ Is Movement Now”
Hawaiian star, March 6, 1912, P. 6
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015415/1912-03-06/ed-1/seq-6/

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