Nurses play a vital, yet often under appreciated part in military operations. These unsung heroes have quietly put their lives on the line since the nation was formed, bringing comfort and medical care to our soldiers.
Nurses have been held as prisoners of war. They’ve been wounded. They’ve been killed. Yet their dedication has ensured that throughout the life of this great nation, our wounded soldiers have a fighting chance to make it home alive.
Nurses fought death in the Revolutionary War. They patched wounds and saved lives during the Civil War. During the Spanish-American War, they were officially made a part of the U.S. military. They impressed our allies with their professionalism and skill in World Wars I & II. They witnessed firsthand the heartbreak of the Vietnam War. And today, they continue to work tirelessly and compassionately for the welfare of their patients.
National Nurses Week, held between May 6th and 12th, has been observed for more than 40 years in the United States, and is the perfect time to celebrate their hard work, dedication, and effectiveness. Have you thanked a military nurse?
Video courtesy of the Arizona Nurses Association.Whizzco