Some of the unsung heroes are the many nurses who work to make our lives easier and more comfortable. We rarely consider their faithful service unless we are in urgent need. They perform tasks that no one else wants to do. They probably relieve more physical suffering than any other group of workers. If you are a nurse, then I say thank you for your service. If you know a nurse then call or email them to thank them for their effort to relieve suffering.

Florence Nightingale Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.

This modified “Hippocratic Oath” was composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses, Detroit, Michigan. It was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing.  Source: The American Nurses Association