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Annual Mother’s Day Breakfast
May 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 amsee flyer
Mother’s Day Breakfast, Seven Decades of Bedford Tradition
During the late 1920s and into the 1930s Anna Jarvis, disavowed all her previous efforts when she initially began promoting Mother’s Day in 1905. She became so disenchanted with the commercial surge of flower and gift sales, telephone call spikes and all those “Hallmark Moment” cards that she felt the holiday was being overtaken by greed.
We, at Bedford’s American Legion Family Post 221, delight in her failure to remove the nationally accepted holiday from your calendar. Some of Anna’s traditions still occur at our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast. Jarvis, the “Mother” of Mother’s Day, wore a white carnation in honor of her mother’s passing in 1905. We continue giving out white carnations in honor of Moms who have passed, and offer red or pink ones for Mothers who, we are blessed to still have with us.
No one knows how long ago our tradition of offering a great affordable Mother’s Day Breakfast for the whole family started at the Bedford American Legion. We believe this long standing family tradition must have started in the 1960s. Today it’s the Sons of the American Legion, and the American Legion Riders who do a great job as they take point on this delightful day. Our wonderful ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary deserve some time off with their families too.
The magic of this tradition spans generations. Families have brought their Moms like clockwork, to the point where Grand kids are now brining not only their Grandmothers and Mothers to the event, but their own children as well. There’s something very special about seeing families grow as they come back to celebrate year after year.
It’s not too late to make your plans (of course you have made plans….)
Our American Legion Family welcomes you back if you’re one of the many families in town who always begins your Mother’s Day memories at 357 Great Road. Join us Sunday, May 12th from 8-11 AM we will treat Mom to a delicious buffet of eggs, hash browns, sausage, pancakes, toast, juice, tea and coffee. Plenty of parking, casual, no stress atmosphere, very affordable and NO dishes or clean up.
Adults $7, children 6-12 $5, children under 6 are free – of course Mothers eat for free too. If this is your first time, start your own tradition of making memories on Mother’s Day, let our American Legion Family do all the work and pamper Mom – she deserves it.
Happy Mother’s Day!