The Children's Year campaign in this country is, I believe, part of a great international movement for the protection of children in war time that is stirring all of the warring countries.
In part, this movement is the logical outcome of the years of effort and thought for children that lie between 1900 and the opening of the great war. In these years a realization had grown that of all the people in a country the children are the most important. And so there are many now who feel that in war time it is the children whose interests must be especially protected from the deprivations, dangers and difficulties brought about by the war. One of the ideals in this war for ideals is the determination that children shall not suffer too much for this war, and that the future for which our armies are fighting must bring better conditions
MEIGS GL. THE CHILDREN'S YEAR CAMPAIGN. JAMA. 1918;71(4):243–246. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600300007003
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