Team Pete thanks our nurses during National Nurses Week

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  • By Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow
  • 21st Space Wing

PETERSON AIR FOCE BASE, Colo. – National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Nightingale was a British nurse, statistician and social reformer who was the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. She was put in charge of nursing British and allied soldiers during the Crimean War. According to the online library of the University of Alabama, Nightingale spent many hours in the wards, and her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded established her image as “The Lady with the Lamp.”

National Nurses Week is a time when all nurses are celebrated for their dedication to the health and well-being of humanity.