Mother's Day became holiday in 1914
May 4, 2022
by Tom Emery
Mothers everywhere will rejoice. So will the greeting-card companies, flower shops, and telephone providers.
Though celebrated in pockets in previous years, Mother’s Day has been an official holiday since May 9, 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as a day to honor the nation’s mothers.
“The signing was not that important to Wilson in a political sense. But it would not have taken much persuasion for Wilson to sign it,” said Andrew Phillips, curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Stanton, Va. “...