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Cover of sheet music, 'That wonderful mother of mine.'
Cover of sheet music, "That wonderful mother of mine" 1918

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Celebrating Mothers
May 9, 1914

Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia wanted to remember her own mother along with all mothers. Annaís mother had been very active in working to improve the health of people in her community. Jarvisís mother also organized a Motherís Friendship event in her community to bring confederate and union soldiers together for a peaceful celebration. Many other women such as Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Elizabeth Smith also fought for peace and encouraged mothers to speak out. Anna Jarvis convinced her motherís church to celebrate Motherís Day on the anniversary of her motherís death, and campaigned for a national day honoring mothers. Because of Jarvisís hard work, Woodrow Wilson chose that date for the national holiday.
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