WASHINGTON, May 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, MAY 13: MOTHER'S DAY
Profile America — Sunday, May 13th. Today is Mother's Day — one of the nation's most revered national observances. The idea started in 1908 with Anna Jarvis of West Virginia, to honor her recently departed mother — who had voiced the hope that sometime there would be a day to commemorate all mothers. By 1911, every state observed Mother's Day, and in 1914, Congress made it a national event. There are more than 85 million mothers across the U.S. Each year, 4 million women between 15 and 50 have babies. The average age of women giving birth for the first time is just over 25. Last year, there were 5 million stay at home moms, down from 5.3 million three years earlier. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 264
U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB12-FF.08
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau