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Press Release: 83rd National American Mothers Convention Presented By Soldier Strong April 22-24, 2018

April 18, 2018
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83rd American Mothers National Convention Presented By Soldier Strong

Nation’s leading mothers gather to name National Mother of the Year

Washington, D.C. (April 17, 2018) – – The 83rd Annual National American Mothers Convention “We See, We Care, We Serve.” presented by Soldier Strong is coming to the Mayflower Hotel April 22-24. The National Mother of the Year® will be announced at the gala that concludes the event. The 2018 Convention is generously sponsored by Soldier Strong, Whirlpool, and Alaska Air.

Since its launch in 1935, American Mothers, Inc.® has recognized the value of mothers in the shaping of our country. The American Mothers Annual Convention showcases mothers from around the world who serve in their homes, at work, and in their communities. These women are nurturers, leaders, and trailblazers. Past award recipients and convention speakers include Former Sec. of State HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, ELIZABETH SMART, ROBYN MCGRAW, Lt. General MICHELLE JOHNSON, KATHY LEE GIFFORD, ALISON SWEENEY, and many others.

This year’s speakers include the first female National Geographic photographer, ANNIE GRIFFITHS, Congressman RODNEY DAVIS,  President of Oasis Nonprofit loss and disability advocate, BECKY ANDREWS, director of New Mexico tourism and 2017 National Mother of Year, REBECCA LATHAM, coach for mothers of wayward teens, MORAIMA OYOLA-PIZARRO, teacher and 2017 Texas Mother of the Year JENAY SHERMAN, and many more to be featured at

“The 2018 State Mothers of the Year are powerful women who serve valiantly at home, at work, and in their community. It is truly an honor to meet them and a privilege to announce the 2018 National Mother of the Year from among them. American Mothers are an invaluable inspiration to the nation “ said Connell Branan, National President, American Mothers, Inc. All events are open to media. Visit our website for a full schedule.

Program highlights/photo opportunities include:

  • 3-minute, inspirational speeches by Mothers of the Year from each state (4/23/18, Mayflower District Ballroom, 10 am – 12:15 pm)
  • National 5th-grade essay contest winner reading essay “What My Mother Means to Me” (4/24/2018, Mayflower District Ballroom, 12:30 – 2:00 pm)
  • State Mothers of the Year meeting with Senators (4/24/18, Capital Hill, 2:30-5pm by appointment)
  • Gala where National Mother of the Year is named  (4/24/2018, Mayflower East Room, 7:00 – 9:30 pm)

The National Mother of the Year will be named at the patriotic gala on Tuesday Night from 7 to 9 p.m. She will be available for media interviews immediately following the gala at 9 p.m. and on Wednesday morning by appointment. Please contact Jenifer Moss at (806)781-3191 to schedule an interview.

State Mothers of the Year from the United States, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. are available for interview by appointment. For a full list of honorees and their bios,  please visit our website.

Mother of the Year Award recipients are chosen from public nomination. Nominate exemplary mothers in your community from Mother’s Day to November 15 at


About American Mothers, Inc.

American Mothers, Inc. (AMI) is a nonprofit organization that recognizes the important role of motherhood through educational programs and community outreach. On an annual basis, American Mothers, Inc. selects the National Mother of the Year® and recognizes Mothers of Achievement from candidates across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information about the organization, visit Follow AMI on Twitter and Instagram at @AmericanMothers or on Facebook at

About SoldierStrong

SoldierStrong helps American patriots literally take their new steps forward. Through educational scholarships and by harnessing the most innovative technology in advanced rehabilitation, we help our returning service men and women to continue moving in the only direction they should know – forward. Nearly every dollar SoldierStrong receives goes towards direct support of American patriots so that they can re-acclimate to civilian life. Our organization works to remind those men and women who sacrificed so much that we are forever thankful. 

Media Contact:

Jenifer Moss, Communications Director