Stories of America’s Past
Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of regular people who made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around and see what inspires you! — Kate Kelly
On May 9, 1914, Mother’s Day became an official holiday by President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation. A holiday to celebrate mothers had been suggested by others in earlier times, and by 1911, some states pronounced their own Mother’s Day. But 1914 was the first time it became a national holiday. In his Mother’s Day proclamation, Wilson stated that the holiday offered a chance to “[publicly express] our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”
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