By INDYKIDS STAFF

In the United States Mother’s Day was the idea of Julia Ward Howe. Howe knew the effects of war on women. So in 1870 she called for a “Mother’s Day for Peace” and urged women to oppose war. A woman named Anna Jarvis continued Howe’s effort to designate a Mother’s Day. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother’s Day.