Governor Jan Brewer today was honored by American Mothers, Inc. (AMI), with the “Mother of Accomplishment in Government” Award.

The non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the important role of motherhood through educational and community outreach, recognized the Governor for her “worthy contribution to her family, home and outstanding service to her community.”

“To meet such a strong, inspirational group of mothers today was an honor in and of itself,” said Governor Brewer. “To then be recognized and awarded by these same women was icing on the cake. I am appreciative of the work American Mothers, Inc., does across the country to empower women and strengthen the American family. I’ve always said serving as Governor has been the honor of my life, second only to my most cherished role: Mother."

AMI began as an idea to heal the damage done to American families as a result of the Civil War. That idea grew into a national observance now known as Mother’s Day, for which AMI is the official sponsor.

The group was officially organized in 1950 as a division of the Golden Rule Foundation. It became an independent, non-profit organization in 1954. Since then, AMI has annually named a remarkable Mother of the Year from nominees among the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

For more information on the organization – or to find out what you can do in your community – visit http://www.americanmothers.org.

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