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OTD May 9 - Mother's Day

1914: President Woodrow Wilson issues a proclamation declaring the day the first national Mother's Day. Carnations have come to represent the day as they were distributed at one of the first commemorations honoring the mother of Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day.

Author: Library of Congress
Published On: May 09 2013 12:07:33 AM CDT

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