Introduction

Subscribe

Editing

Archive

Remy's Books



Remy's other writings

Categories

Site

Some Thoughts for Mother's Day

By Remy Benoit

Mother’s Day was originally conceived after the Civil War by abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe, who wrote:

Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of mercy, charity and patience.


It was designated as a day to inspire people to work for peace.

That sentiment — with our daughters included — is as urgent today as it was then.

And, from Kelpie Wilson and Truthout A Layer Cake for Mother's Day.

The Motherhood Manifesto.

Print


No comments.

This item is part of WelcomeHomeSoldier.com: historian, author, editor, and educator Remy Benoit's ongoing weblog for Veterans, writers, students, and others who believe in learning from and making history; including thousands of articles and posts and the free writing seminar, Using History for Healing and Writing.


Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by Remy Benoit. A syntactically valid email address is required.

Remember me?
Name:

Email address:

URL

Display neither email nor URL
Display email
Display URL