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Mother's Day Peace Proclamation

 
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Too few Americans are aware that early advocates of Mother’s Day in the United States originally envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War.



In 1870 — nearly 40 years before it became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 — social justice advocate Julia Ward Howe issued her inspired Mother’s Day Proclamation, which called upon mothers of all nationalities to band together to promote the “amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.”


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You can read the full, powerful Mother's Day peace proclamation and some history on the holiday at: http://bit.ly/1g9epQd
 
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History of Mother’s Day as a Day of Peace
 
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May everyone have a happy, peaceful Mother's Day!  

Thank you for the very interesting post Judith.

Now I've got to finish my coffee and call my Mom.
 
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1914 — social justice advocate Julia Ward Howe issued her inspired Mother’s Day Proclamation, which called upon mothers of all nationalities to band together to promote the “amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.” She envisioned a day of solemn council where women from all over the world could meet to discuss the means whereby to achieve world peace

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