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Columnist's view: Special day for moms turns 100

8:21 PM, May 9, 2014
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A 1908 memorial service to Ann Reeves Jarvis in Grafton, W.Va. - three years after her death - was the beginning of what we know as Mother's Day.

Her daughter, Anna Reeves, honored her late mother, a peace activist who had cared for wounded Civil War soldiers from both sides. The late Mrs. Jarvis had also organized a series of Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues in the region in the late 19th century.

West Virginia made it a statewide observation in 1910. ...

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