Women for peace: In the beginning, Mother’s Day was celebrated differently.


It’s another example of why genuine historical facts tend to be far more interesting than how they’re eventually not remembered, 155 years later.

The Original Mother’s Day Proclamation: A Mother’s Day Reading (Plough)

 … In the United States, the origins of the official holiday go back to 1870, when Julia Ward Howe – an abolitionist best remembered as the poet who wrote “Battle Hymn of the Republic” – worked to establish a Mother’s Peace Day. Howe dedicated the celebration to the eradication of war, and organized festivities in Boston for years.