The John Knox Village Hospice and the Retired Nurses residing at John Knox Village honored four former members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps at a reception on Monday, July 2nd.

Lee’s Summit Mayor, Bill Baird, proclaimed July 2, 2018 “United States Cadet Nurse Corps Day”. The United States Cadet Nurse Corps was established by the U.S. Congress on June 15th, 1943. It’s purpose was to ensure the country had enough nurses to care for its citizens at home and abroad during World War II. The program was open to all women between the ages of 17 and 35, in good health, who had graduated from an accredited high school.

Lue Lamb, Regent, Betty Taylor, Past Regent and Nancy Morris, Past Regent of the Prairie Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution presented each former United States Cadet Nurse Corps member a Certificate of Appreciation for their service.

With over 100 members, the Prairie Chapter, NSDAR objectives are historic preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavor. The members are involved in many projects such as recognizing veterans, sending personal supplies to servicemen and women overseas, literacy training, citizenship education, support of the local VA Hospital, DAR Good Citizens school awards and aiding the Kansas City Honor Flight organization.

For more information about Prairie Chapter, NSDAR contact us at prairieregistrar@kc.rr.com.