Reinject the Meaning into Mother’s Day!

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Poet and Pioneer Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)

Poet and Pioneer Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)

The Anti-War Origins of Mother’s Day:
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20070513_the_anti_war_origins_of_mothers_day/

In 1870, Julia Ward Howe responded to the horrors of the Civil War by issuing her “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” calling on women around the world to rise up and oppose war in all its forms.

It would be decades before Americans officially began celebrating Mother’s Day, and much of the original spirit of the proclamation has since been lost.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Do a little research to re-inject the meaning into Mother’s Day!

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