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  1. Ceremonies Sunday, Monday at national cemetery in Taylor CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | West Virginia Metro

    ... state commander. A second event will be held Monday. Starting at 10 a.m., a Memorial Day parade will march through Grafton and conclude with a ceremony at the Grafton National Cemetery. "Literally thousands of people involved," said Keith Barnes, ...

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  2. Gall, Jeanette V.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Newark Advocate

    Jeanette V. Gall SEMINOLE, FL: Jeanette V. Gall, 96, of Seminole died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Tarpon Bayou Center. She was born in Grafton, W.Va.

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  3. Happy Mother's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Insight News

    ... In 1908, Anna Jarvis was instrumental in arranging a service in the Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which was attended by 407 children and their mothers. The church has now become the International Mother's Day ...

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  4. A glimpse of the value of Motherhood in the Sioux cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Examiner.com

    ... vowed to finish her work. By 1908, Anna Jarvis persuaded her mother's minister at Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, to hold a Mother's Day celebration on May 9th, the anniversary of her mother's death. The initial celebration of ...

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  5. Mother's Day based on the eternal MotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Examiner.com

    ... to get together. Jarvis, a native of West Virginia, organized the first Mother's Day celebration at a church in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908 in memory of her own mother, who died three years earlier. She successfully campaigned to have the day ...

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  6. Happy Mothers Day from all of us at the Pleasanton WeeklyRead the original story

    Sunday May 10 | Pleasanton Weekly

    Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine.[ According to a write-up in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States began 100 years ago in 1905, the year her beloved mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Anna's mission was to honor her own mother by continuing work she started and to set aside a day to honor mothers, "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".

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  7. Mothers' Day is everydayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Examiner.com

    ... their children and in May 1908 she organized the first official Mother's Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. From 1905 until 1914 Ann Jarvis pushed for a national holiday for a national, Mother's Day holiday, to which ...

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  8. Out of the Woods: A holiday only a mother (sometimes) can loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Westport News

    ... The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, W.Va. Her mother, Ann Jarvis , had previously founded Mother's Day Work Clubs in five cities across the U.S. to improve ...

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  9. Mother's Day Facts You Never KnewRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... the U.S. Civil War. Jarvis, a native of West Virginia, organized the first Mother's Day celebration at a church in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908 in memory of her own mother, who died three years earlier. She successfully campaigned to have the day ...

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  10. Why do we celebrate Mother's Day?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Point Pleasant Register

    ... modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908. Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, W.Va. Anna Jarvis is now recognized as the founder of Mother's Day in the United States. She was inspired with the idea of ...

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  11. Mother's Day is overratedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Fox News

    ... yours. This passion became a crusade, and, in May of 1908, the first celebration unfolded at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. Jarvis encouraged celebrating moms by wearing a white carnation and spending extra time at her side, perhaps ...

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  12. Mother's Day has Philly rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Examiner.com

    ... of Philadelphia. Wanamaker and Jarvis helped to found the first Mother's Day in 1908 first at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia followed by a very successful event in Philadelphia at Wanamaker's Department Store. Jarvis and Wanamaker ...

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  13. This Day in History: May 10Read the original story

    Friday May 8 | The Inyo Register

    ... a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883. 1908 - Mother's Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia. 1962 - Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk. 1975 - Sony introduces the Betamax ...

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  14. Read the Original Mother's Day MessageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Time

    Philadelphia activist Anna Jarvis came up with the idea for "Mother's Day" at the beginning of the 20th century as a tribute to her mother. On May 10, 1908, in what is considered the first Mother's Day celebration, she sent 500 carnations to Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, her mother's church in Grafton, W.Va.

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  15. Marina Espinoza sits at her restaurant "Mama Lupita's" on Salinas...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | The Salinas Californian

    In 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia, Anna Jarvis decided she wanted to create a day to commemorate all mothers. Her intention was to honor her late mother whose idea this celebration originally was.

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  16. Jason Wright: Honor moms every day of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Northern Virginia Daily

    ... yours. This passion became a crusade, and, in May of 1908, the first celebration unfolded at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. Jarvis encouraged celebrating moms by wearing a white carnation and spending extra time at her side, perhaps ...

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  17. A Bad Day For Proofreading: Printing A Perilous BibleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    ... her own-it appalled her that Mother's Day devolved into such a crassly commercial monstrosity. The story began in Grafton, West Virginia, where in May 1908, Jarvis organized a memorial service for her dearly departed mother, who had passed away ...

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  18. Celebrating MothersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | AmmoLand

    ... American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She had begun her campaign to have Mother's Day become a recognized holiday in 1905, the year her mother passed ...

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  19. Charles Marshall BowmarRead the original story

    Thursday May 7 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... John C. Bowmar and wife, Patty, of Philippi, Dianna Smargie of Moatsville and Anita Swisher and husband, Van, of Grafton; three sisters, Mary Knotts of Belington, Betty Poe of Philippi and Lydia McDaniel of Erie, Pa; seven grandchildren, Christina ...

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  20. The Tenacious Woman Who Helped Deliver Mother's Day to the U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Time

    ... the holiday's popularity and organized the first official Mother's Day services on May 10, 1908, in her hometown of Grafton, West Virginia, and in her adopted hometown of Philadelphia, designed the celebration in honor of her own mother, Ann Reeves ...

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