Monday, July 16, 2018

MOTHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION – Julia Ward Howe 1870

MOTHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION Boston, 1870 “Arise, then… women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of tears! Say firmly: We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant...

Mothers’ Day – A Day of Peace: Julia Ward Howe

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...

Anna Jarvis and Mother’s Day

https://blog.genealogybank.com/anna-jarvis-worked-hard-to-make-mothers-day-a-national-holiday.html

The Founding of Mother’s Day

On May 1, 1864, in the little village of Webster, four miles south of Grafton, West Virginia, Granville and Ann Jarvis welcomed their daughter, Anna Jarvis, into the world. The Grafton area was an...