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Mother's Day started as a feminist pacifist statement. Julia Ward Howe, who published "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in "The Atlantic Monthly" in 1862 became so distraught over the carnage her song glorified, the loosing of "the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword," that she enlisted the support of mothers everywhere to end war forever. Howe called her holiday "Mother's Day For Peace" and she wanted it celebrated on July 4. She settled for June 2. Women in 18 cities celebrated the holiday in 1873. Today it is celebrated throughout the world, even in Sweden.
Craft shows ideal for Mother's Day gift-giving extend throughout the spring in Richmond, Virginia. Spring ushers in this host of notable arts and crafts events from March through May, each with its own "something special" to recommend it for Mother's Day purposes. From specialty markets and whimsical bazaars to independent artist exhibits and historical tours, you will find whatever it takes to craft the perfect Mother's Day celebration.
Mothers play a big part in Cub Scout dens. They often lead the den in its activities, provide help and give boys rides to and from events. That's why Mother's Day is a time when Bear Cub Scouts should honor their mothers. This is accomplished through lessons about what their mothers do for them as well as making personalized gifts.