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Honoring Mothers And Loved Ones This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, anyone who has studied West Virginia history has likely heard that the first Mother’s Day was celebrated in the town of Grafton. But not everyone knows the backstory of how it came to be. Also, in this show, we visit Mullens to learn about a dogwood planting ceremony that honors loved ones who have passed away.

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Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Curtis Tate, Dave Mistich, Duncan Slade, Emily Allen, Eric Douglas, Glynis Board, Jessica Lilly, June Leffler, Liz McCormick, and Roxy Todd.

Andrea Billups is our news director. Eric Douglas produced our show this week.

Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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