Just in case you would like to know how this all started. Mother’s Day in the United States was first celebrated in 1908 when Anne Javis held a memorial for her mother Anna Reeves Javis. During the Civil Way Anna Reeves Jarvis was a peace activist who cared for wounded Confederate and Union soldiers. She also created a Mother.s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. In 1905 Anne Javis began her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the U.S. By 1911 many states observed the holiday but it wasn’t until 1914 when Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day as a national holiday to be held the second Sunday of May.