Mother's Day was not invented by Hallmark for greeting card purposes but to challenge the effects of war on our society. Here's the original 1870 Mother's Day proclamation by Julia Ward Howe.
And John Edwards, to honor veterans during Memorial Day, has a new site to end the war. There's various resources, including the top 10 things one can do to bring our troops home. It's seems fitting that for spring we have holidays that can encourage us to consider the ways that make for life.