Sunday, May 12, 2019

I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier

A message for mothers around the world.

Below is a clip of a popular American song before the United States joined the fight in World War I. The song was written by Alfred Bryan in collaboration with composer Al Piantadosi.

In 1915, it was a hit, selling 650,000 copies. The song was on the top 20 charts from January to July 1915 and reached number 1 in March and April.

The song was originally performed by Morton Harvey and was dedicated to mothers everywhere.


Mothers never acted on the suggestion in the song and the U.S. entered World War I in 1917.

The war that the propagandists said would end all war.

Millions of young men since have never been able to wish their mothers "Happy Mothers Day" after going off to war.

Who knows what wars are ahead? Will mothers protest so they can continue to hear "Happy Mothers Day"  wishes?



  1. Americans were duped into entering into both WW1 and WW2, two wars we had no business being in. But those were at a time when trust in government was high. Will Americans be duped into WW3? I'd love to say no, but even some Trump supporter friends have bought into the idea that Russia and Iran are our enemies. I feel like I'm living in an alternate universe. Are they crazy or am I?

  2. Sadly, today there are those who cheer the fact that their daughters too could be sacrificed at the altar of the state.

  3. …the Great War resulted from a plot by two Russian government ministers and the president of France to steal coveted territory from Germany and Turkey.