Standing in Silence for Peace
On Mother’s Day, Mother’s across the world did something besides wait for their children to call. Groups of women in many major cities gathered together for a moment of silence in hopes of promoting world piece.
Women gathered in Paris before the Eiffel Tower, New York City, and cities throughout the globe. The moment of silence was followed by words of compassion and hopes of peace. Those who gathered felt uplifted by the experience.
When Mother’s Day was proclaimed in 1870, the original idea was for it to be a day to promote peace as well as motherhood. Julia Ward Howe read this proclamation that day:
“Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. “
Every year women gather together hoping one day to be closer to that goal.