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A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Some Songs for Mother’s Day

Posted by: Stephanie Hall

The tradition of a national celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States grew out of reactions to the aftermath of the Civil War. Poet, suffragist, and author of the lyrics of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Julia Ward Howe attempted to unite women in the cause of peace, beginning with her “Appeal to …