Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation, written in 1870, was her comment not only on the American Civil War, but on all war, in general. It was a pacifist, feminist manifesto, dedicated to the notion that the mothers of the world deserve better than to raise sons as cannon fodder and that mothers have a duty to shape the destinies not only their families, but also of the societies in which they live.
Howe's proclamation was the first call for a special day, for mothers in America and far from being sweet and sentimental, it was a clarion call.
This Mother's Day let's remember not only own mothers, but also the women who, whether or not they gave birth to children of their own, have nurtured the world .
Happy Mothers Day world!