Printed in the Lakeville Journal on May 6, 2021
In 1982, President Ronald Reagan declared May 6, “National Recognition Day for Nurses,” later expanded to “National Nurses Week (May 6-12)” to give communities, businesses, individuals, and organizations an opportunity to honor and thank nurses for the many ways they touch our lives.
Given the grueling year we have endured, it is no surprise that the Gallup Poll reports that for the 19th consecutive year, Americans rate nurses as the most trusted professionals in the country. While citing their honesty and high ethical standards, the sacrifices made by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic have only magnified our widespread respect and gratitude.
Noble Horizons salutes nurses everywhere for their singular dedication, boundless compassion, and exceptional skills, offered selflessly during the most dangerous times of our lives. We are particularly grateful to our own nurses whose relentless devotion has kept every resident of the Noble community Covid-free.
In nurses we seek and receive comfort; we trust in their kindness, warmth, and expertise. Whether offering encouraging words of support or highly skilled care, nurses steward the well-being of their patients with equal doses of professionalism and empathy.
Despite the intensifying complexities of providing care during the pandemic, nurses have risked their own lives to bring comfort to those in need. We are honored to salute, thank and recognize nurses for their selfless work and open hearts.