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CaroleK

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The Real Meaning of Mother's Day
« on: May 07, 2007, 03:47:29 PM »
Hi all

Didn't realise you were still here.  :)

Mothers' Day Proclamation: Julia Ward Howe, Boston, 1870

Mother's Day was originally started after the Civil War, as a protest to the carnage of that war, by women who had lost their
sons. Here is the original Mother's Day Proclamation from 1870, followed by a bit of history (or should I say "herstory"):



http://www.peace.ca/mothersdayproclamation.htm