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Wednesday, May 06 2020
National Nurses Week

~ ~ On the battlefields of the American Civil War
~ ~ 20th-century wars in Europe, Asia, and around the globe
~ ~ Everyday care for the ill and aging.

The COVID-19 virus doesn't define nursing. The virus only brings our attention to the sacrifices these women and men make in service to each of us -- every day, all year long. National Nurses Day, first observed in 1954, is celebrated annually. In 1982, May 6 was designated as the annual beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

(Images: Ambulance in front of American Red Cross Hospital at Evian on the Swiss frontier. France, 1918. May. Library of Congress, The Red Cross serves humanity, C.W. Anderson. United States. [Between 1914 and 1918] Library of Congress,

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