MOTHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION – Julia Ward Howe 1870

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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

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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...

Anna Jarvis and Mother’s Day

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

The Founding of Mother’s Day

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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...