Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 10th this year. Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe. However, it was not until 1914 that President Woodrow Wilson made the first official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day as a national holiday that was to be celebrated each year on the second Sunday in May.
It has been five years since my mother passed away, but I never forget her on Mother’s Day. Each year, I place flowers on her brick that I had engraved for her in Coconut Creek’s Windmill Park, and I reflect on the great memories I have of her, and Mother’s Day of years past.
We spent one Mother’s Day with my sister, my friends and our mothers and planned a hike down the river bank. We planned a special picnic lunch for my mom and Jane. We included flowers for our mothers and made a small handmade gift. My mom always said it was the best Mother’s Day ever.
I learned that the little things that I did for my mother pleased her more than anything. She was a very special lady to me and I knew I could always go to her with anything good or bad. I miss her every day and know that I was lucky to have a great mentor.
I wish all Coconut Creek mothers, grandmothers, guardians and mother figures a very happy Mother’s Day. I hope that you each create great memories that will last an eternity.
On another note, don’t forget to sign up your child for National Kids in the Park Day that will be held on May 16th. This year, the event will take place at Winston Park 5201 49th Ave. from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Space is limited so don’t forget to register at www.coconutcreek.net/webtrac, Community Center, 1100 Lyons Rd., or Recreation Complex, 4455 Sol Press Blvd. I am looking forward to the nature walk and the games. I will see you there.
Memorial Day will be celebrated May 26th at 9 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Coconut Creek American Legion and will be held at Veteran’s Park that is at the corner of Lyons Road and Sample Road. There will be participation by the Coconut Creek ROTC, the Coconut Creek Police Department and members of the American Legion Post 170. Please attend to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom. All are welcome. Thank you to all of our Veterans who have served our Country.