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Sun, May 9th
Mother's Day
Mother's Day 2021 is celebrated on Sunday, May 9th. *** Happy Mother's Day to all Framingham Moms! *** Of course there's a connection to Framingham: In 1905 Anna Jarvis joined the campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized U.S. holiday -- the year her mother died. Her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis a Civil War era peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers from both sides created "Mother's Day Work Clubs" to address public health issues. She and fellow activist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe (who's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" was first sung in public in what is now Plymouth Church in Framingham), had been urging for creation of a Motherís Day dedicated to peace ever since Howe's 1870 proclamation: The "Appeal to Womanhood Throughout the World" -- later known as "Mother's Day Proclamation"... Mother's Day became an official in the United States 1907....(click link below for more info).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day

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