The first Mother's Day service was celebrated on May 10, 1908.  The second Sunday of May was proclaimed as Mother's Day by a proclamation issued April 26, 1910 by West Virginia Governor William E. Glasscock.  On May 15, 1962, the magnificent Andrews Church, built in 1873, was declared to be The International Mother's Day Shrine perpetuity as an international shrine to all  mothers and as a memorial to Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day.

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