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In 1870, Julia Ward Howe responded to the horrors of the Civil War by issuing her "Mother's Day Proclamation," calling on women around the world to rise up and oppose war in all its forms.

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In 1870, Julia Ward Howe responded to the horrors of the Civil War by issuing her "Mother's Day Proclamation," calling on women around the world to rise up and oppose war in all its forms. It would be decades before Americans officially began celebrating Mother's Day, and much of the original spirit of the proclamation has since been lost.

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Not to ruin brunch, but Mom's probably not doing very well. Not if she's already retired, not if she's a baby boomer approaching retirement, not if she's a younger woman who hasn't yet given retirement a thought.

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Cole Miller of NoMoreVictims.Org, a group that works to find medical sponsorships for injured Iraqi children, talks about the ignored victims of Iraq and the antiwar origins of Mother's Day.

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