Woodrow Wilson’s Mother’s Day Proclamation and the History of Mother’s Day

According to President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation in 1914, the second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in the United States. As the second Sunday in May is approaching, the U.S. National Archives recently featured President Wilson’s proclamation in the daily documents feed. That document can be used as part of the Emergence of Modern America lessons produced by the National Archives.

Reading Woodrow Wilson’s Mother’s Day proclamation reminded me of a history of Mother’s Day video that I shared a couple of years ago. That video is included below.

And here’s a short lesson that explains why Mother’s Day is written as “Mother’s Day” and not “Mothers’ Day.”


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