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Hillary Clinton celebrates Mother's Day

By Staff

Hillary Clinton with daughter Chelsea celebrated Mothers day on Sunday with a morning church service in Huntington. Clinton, listened to the Rev. Paul Russell, senior pastor, and attended church services. Sunday also marked 100th celebration of the holiday

Sandra Folsom, a Chesapeake, Ohio, resident who has been the organist at First United Methodist Church for more than 40 years, was excited about Clinton's visit to the church on Mother"s Day.

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton did stay after the hour-long service to shake hands and get pictures taken with many of the 300-plus people attending the service Sunday morning. The churchgoers included a gaggle of about 50 national media members traveling with the Clinton campaign. She also visited home of Mother"s Day's founder - Anna Jarvis. And gave a speech commemorating the day.

“Judging from the mothers that I meet across the country, I"ve come to believe that hard work, determination and resiliency are encoded in our DNA," Clinton told a small gathering at a railroad museum.

Story first published: Monday, May 12, 2008, 19:15 [IST]
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