Mother’s Day became an official Holiday thanks to President Woodrow Wilson

Mother's Day May 8, 2022

Mothers have been celebrated throughout history, even dating back to ancient times. However, the holiday we celebrate today began on May 8, 1914, after President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation.

Woodrow Wilson, 28th president. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

The proclamation honors mothers publicly throughout the country. Mr. Wilson states in this document, “by a joint resolution approved May 8, 1914, designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, and for other purposes, the president is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings, and the people of the United States to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”


From crafts and homemade cards to acts of love – News Now Warsaw asked several local children, “Why is your Mom special to you, and what plans do you have for mother’s day?” Two Lincoln Elementary students kindly answered.


Elijah, 12, answered, “She helps me through my emotions…through school when I face problems in my life, and she is always there for me.”

Logan,12, replied, “She always understands how I feel.”

When asked if he has any plans for Mother’s Day, Elijah said, “I found this stuff on YouTube to make her a card for Mother’s day.” After shared laughs, the pair ran off to continue playing.

The North American Legion Riders will host a Mother’s Day Breakfast buffet at the North Webster American Legion Post 253! There will be many choices, and you are free to stay or go! Click Here for more details!