1865 First Mother’s Day celebration in West Virginia

Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis organizes the first Mother’s Day celebration in West Virginia, as a way of bringing together people of different political beliefs to benefit Civil War veterans

Footnote: 
Tabler, David. “The WV family that brought us Mother’s Day.” www.appalachianhistory.net. May 5, 2011.
Year of Apology: 
1865
To: 
Civil war veterans
From: 
Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis