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Letter to the Editor - Celebrate a real gift of life for Mother's Day

 


Mothers are a gift of life. Many women of the 19th century believed they had a responsibility to care for the casualties of society. For example, organized women in the Appalachians improved sanitation. In 1858 Anna Jarvis encouraged women of both the North and South to care for the wounded in the Civil War.

In fact, so many states had an official Mothers Day that in 1872, Julia Ward Howe, proposed an annual Mother’s Day for Peace. For the next 30 years, many celebrated such on June 2.

 In 1913, Congress established Mothers Day as the second Sunday in May. Then what happened?

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