In 1908, Ana Jarvis, from Grafton, West Virginia, persuaded her mother's church to celebrate Mother's Day on the anniversary for this death of her mother, a woman whom she dearly loved, respected and missed. A memorial service was held there on May twelve. The following year, she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and her new church followed her same hint. Others shared stories of their total wonderful Moms with Ana, and she was struck by the idea to establish a national Mother's day. Ana marched full-speed-ahead and began a letter-writing campaign to ministers, businessmen and politicians. She and her cohorts achieved success in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson made the state announcement proclaiming Mother's Day a national observance which was to take place each year on the second Sunday of May.