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Origin of Mother's Day linked to South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --  As we celebrate our moms, did you know that this day all started right here in South Bend?

It's all thanks to one man, Frank Hering.

He is known as the father of Mother's Day.  
 
He came up with the idea and got the president to sign the proclamation. 
 
Nowadays, it has become very much commercialized.
 
But, so simple when it started back in the early 1900's. 
 
"He put together a poem that supported the idea that there should be a day set aside to recognize mothers everywhere," said Rich Redwine, Eagles 435.
 
Hering also has quite the history with Notre Dame, where he attended school.
 
He went on to coach football and basketball for the University.

He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 435.
 
 

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