Today we will honor mothers in our community whose loved ones have provided a tribute gift that honors their mother and continues the work of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center in our community.
Mother’s Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace. Ann Jarvis of Appalachia founded Mother’s Day in 1858 to promote sanitation in response to high infant mortality. After the Civil War, abolitionist Julia Ward Howe made a Mother’s Day call to women to protest the carnage of war.
Thank you to all the mothers out there!