BigNews.Biz - May 09,2010 - WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) today released a statement in recognition of Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9th.
Sen. LeMieux said:
"Mother's Day is a time to recognize the many contributions and sacrifices mothers make in our lives. As the ones who give us comfort, encouragement and support, mothers are constantly adapting to meet the needs of their loved ones. They prepare our children for the future, and provide us with the skills necessary to succeed in the world. This Sunday, we also recognize our military mothers who are overseas and separated from their families, as well as those whose children are fighting for our freedom far afield. I thank my mother for her kindness and support, and helping to make me who I am today. I also thank my wife, Meike, for raising our four children selflessly and with love."
Background: The U.S. Congress passed a law in 1914 designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation, declaring the first national Mother's Day, as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers whose sons had died in war.