THE BAJA POST
Nurses, supporters, organizations, families, and caregivers came together, for the first time, to remember friends and colleagues lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, walking on Washington DC streets, to the Capitol, Friday, May 12th.
Symbolically held on International Nurses Day — the final day of National Nurses Week each year — the event commemorates the nursing profession and advocates for change. But it also reminds us os all those nurses who died duringth epidemic’s worst face, not only in the United States, but all over the world.
“This is the first opportunity that nurses and caregivers could gather in memoriam to our lost colleagues,” said Marla Barthen, RN, BCPA, lead organizer of The Nurses’ March. “We need this moment to honor them and the sacrifices we have all made in the line of duty. We need to heal the nurses in order to heal the nation.”
The march is also calling for a National Caregiver Memorial Day to honor healthcare workers and patients who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign the petition to support the annual day of recognition.