Yesterday was Veterans Day and all around me I saw people saying thank you to veterans who have served our country by defending our right to freedom. Many of the nursing websites and journals posted messages thanking the veteran nurses who have served our country so well. I also tried to do a blog post yesterday to say thank you to our military nurses but, technology was not on my side and wouldn't allow me to post. As I pondered this experience on my drive to work this morning, I had another thought. It is not the day that is truely important, it's the overall feeling that we should say thank you to our military nurses everyday. They are truely the unsung heros in our profession. I have had the honor to work with many nurses who have served our country over the years. I am in awe of their dedication and devotion to helping individuals who are in need even if it means putting their safety in jeopardy. The next time you are searching for an example of a nurse who really embody the spirit of giving; look no further than a nurse who is actively serving or who has served in the military.
By Anne Dabrow Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC