Mothers Day of Peace Vigil/Rally
- Nurses Uniting All
Mother's Day for Peace Vigil/Rally
April 24, 2007 [Philadelphia, PA] The Pennsylvania State Nurses
Association (PSNA), a professional membership organization focusing
on education, legislation, advocacy and practice is mobilizing the
strength of nurses to promote peace for all. Today, PSNA announced
that on Mother's Day, May 13, from 2 pm to 4 pm, nurses, with their
families and friends, will come together at School House Lane and
Vaux Street (between Ridge and Henry Avenues) in the East Falls area
of the city to express their personal commitment to peace. The
purpose of the 2007 Nurses Uniting All for Peace Vigil is to engage
and inspire local communities to move from concern to action on the
issue of world peace.
Drawing on Julia Ward Howe's original vision of a Mother's Day for
Peace, nurses are spreading a message of peace that resonates with
people from all walks of life. Julia Ward Howe is best remembered for
writing the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" but she also issued a
manifest for peace in 1870. This evolved into the Mother's Day Peace
Proclamation and by 1872 into a "Mother's Day for Peace."
As the tradition is renewed, meaningful words echo from the 1870
Proclamation. "We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant
agencies." "Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that
we have taught them of charity, mercy, and patience."
"From the bosom of the devastated earth, a voice goes up with our
own. It says, "Disarm, Disarm!" "The sword of murder is not the
balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence
Bring your Mother. Bring your whole family.
Peace is healthy no matter what your age or where you live.
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