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A Mother’s Heart

 Adapted from “The Journey” radio program airing on May 12th, 2015 www.faithrunner.org Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis who was an activist during the American Civil War, as a memorial for her mother.  It all began in 1905 when Anna’s mother died.   Anna began a campaign ...

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Honoring Mothers Today

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and now celebrated ...

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