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Wilton Quaker Meeting Mother’s Day Peace Stroll
May 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join Wilton Quaker Meeting for the annual Mother’s Day Peace Stroll on Sunday, May 9, 1:00 pm.
Meet at the Stroffolino Bridge next to the Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk in festive attire with signs of peace. Bring your mother, grandmother, kids, partners, spouses, neighbors, and dogs for a lively stroll through South Norwalk after we read a few proclamations on the bridge.
Most people think that Mother’s Day was a holiday invented by Hallmark to sell more cards. But, in fact, Mother’s Day for Peace was instituted in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe as a response to the carnage of the Civil War. She called on women to come together to commemorate their dead and to find “the means whereby the great human family can live together in peace.”
Our Mother’s Day Peace Stroll will step off from the bridge at 1:15 p.m. and stroll along Washington St., then take a right on Main. We will stop briefly on the steps of Old City hall to take photos and read some proclamations and then return down Washington St. to the bridge.
This is the beginning of our campaign to encourage US Representative Jim Himes to support a 10% cut in the military budget to redirect funds to meeting human needs post-pandemic. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal supported an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill in 2020 to make the 10% cut but Himes did not. It is vital in these times of great need that we ask the military to make some cuts.