[saymaListserv] Fw: Mother's Day is a Day of Peace

Mary Calhoun moriah at preferred.com
Mon May 5 23:11:28 JEST 2003

Dear Friends,

More about the history of Mother's Day.

Mary Calhoun
Foxfire Friends Meeting of the Holston Valley
"Art, not arms."

----- Original Message -----
From: Sojourners
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 9:51 PM
Subject: Mother's Day is a Day of Peace

Honor your mother and those you love on Mother's Day by making a gift to
support Sojourners' ministry of peace and justice.

Did you know that Mother's Day was suggested as a day of peace in the
United States by Julia Ward Howe who protested the carnage of war in her
bold proclamation of 1870? Decades later in 1907, the first Mother's Day
observance was held at a church service honoring the memory of Anna
Reese Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia. Jarvis, an Appalachian
homemaker, organized women during the Civil War to work for better
sanitary conditions and to reconcile Union and Confederate neighbors.


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