National Nurses Day
It’s National Nurses Day! Today is the first day of Nurses Week, which begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12 (Florence Nightingale’s birthday). Today we celebrate the meaningful work that nurses do every day, and especially now on the frontlines of the global health crisis. Send a free Nurses Day eCard to thank all the nurses in your life!
In 1953, Dorothy Sutherland, an employee at the United States Department of Health, sent a letter to President Eisenhower to recommend a National Nurses Day. Although Eisenhower did not make an official proclamation, people began celebrating Nurses Day the following year. Twenty years later, President Nixon made it an official holiday.
Today, remember to thank all the nurses in your life for their amazing work and dedication! Happy National Nurses Day!
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