In honor of Mother's Day:
UPDATE Lambert adds:
Mother's Day was originally started after the Civil War, as a protest to the carnage of that war, by women who had lost their sons. Here is the original Mother's Day Proclamation from 1870, followed by a bit of history (or should I say "herstory"):
The proclamation is from Julia Ward Howe:
Say firmly: "We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause [#57]. Our sons shall not betaken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
Fascinating history, untaught and "dislearnt," as we might say.