This Week from the President: Happy Mother’s Day!

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A mother is the truest friend we have,
when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity
takes the place of prosperity; when friends
who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us;
when trouble thickens around us, still will
she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts
and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
and cause peace to return to our hearts.

In a small church service in West Virginia one fine Sunday morning, May 10, 1908 a small event gave birth to the American version of Mother’s Day. We pay homage to the millions of mothers across the world to acknowledge the role they played in our lives.

This year, marks the 109th year of the event, started by Anna Davis. The first Mother’s Day was a small-scale, personalized holiday that had originally been envisioned.

The first “official” service took place at the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. At this church, Anna Jarvis honored her loving mother, who had been a Sunday School teacher at the location.

By 1914, President Woodrow Wilson had set aside the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

Today is a very special day as we honor our mothers. Spend time together with her and with family as this is the significance of the day.

On behalf of The Filipino Executive Council, its Officers and the Member Associations my very best wishes and congratulations to all mothers

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President Ruth Luyun


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