Sunday, May 12, 2013

Compassionate Mother's Day

"Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts, 
Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly: “We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies, 
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. 
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn 
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. 
We, the women of one country, 
will be too tender of those of another country 
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.” 

Continue reading this Mother's Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe 
and learn more about the history and original purpose of a 
Mother's Day for Peace

No comments:

Post a Comment