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Premier Dr the Hon Wheatley extends Mother’s Day greetings to VI mothers

Premier Dr the Hon Wheatley extends Mother’s Day greetings to VI mothers

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is extending best wishes to all mothers within the Territory.
In a brief message today Sunday, May 14, 2023, Dr Wheatley expressed paid tribute to mothers, while honouring their contributions to their families and communities.

“On this special day, I extend my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all the incredible mothers within our Territory. Your selflessness, guidance and nurturing spirit have an immeasurable impact on the lives of our people. Today, we honour and celebrate your remarkable contribution, and express our deepest admiration for your unwavering commitment to your families and communities,” the message read.

Love & appreciation

Celebrated on the second Sunday in May each year, Mother's Day is set aside to show love and appreciation to mothers across the nation.

Though the celebration date varies in different parts of the world, the tributes remain the same.

The celebration originated in the United States in the 20th century by Anna Jarvis, who organised the first observance following her mother’s death in 1905.

Jarvis coined the celebration as a way of honouring the sacrifices made by mothers for their children.

On May 12, 1907, she held the first such memorial service in Grafton, West Virginia.

The observance has since spread across the world.

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