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You can have the desired information through this page about the Mother's Day proclamation originated by Julia Ward Howe of Boston.






MOTHERS DAY PROCLAMATION

The celebration of Mother's Day is associated with a woman named Julia Ward Howe. Julia Ward Howe was a lady who nursed the wounded during the American Civil War. And she was the first person to fight for an official Mother's Day celebration in the United States. She was such a desperate lady that in 1870 she started a crusade to institute Mother's Day as a Day for Peace.

Julia Ward Howe of Boston, Massachusetts is also known as the famous lyricist of 'Battle Hymn of the Republic". She was appalled by the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War and wrote the proclamation which is known as 'Mother's Day Proclamation, 1870'. She also had it translated into some other languages like French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Swedish, and disseminated the same internationally.

Julia says:
"The question forced itself on me, 'Why do not the mothers of mankind interfere in these matters to prevent the waste of human life, which they alone bear and know the cost? I had never thought of this before. The august dignity of motherhood and its terrible responsibility now appeared to me in a new aspect."