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Nurse Honor Guard Forming In Southern Indiana

The Southern Indiana Nurse Honor Guard is finally here, and they are calling all nurses to join.

Posted: Nov 4, 2021 8:29 PM

Wednesday and Thursday, the Black Nurses of Evansville held a 2-day informational meeting for the Southern Indiana Nurse Honor Guard. Any active or retired, RN, NP, or LPN can join. They say, they are even seeking nursing students to join. 

The purpose of this program, is to recognize and pay respect to fellow nurses, at the end of life's journey. The serivce is similiar to a military tribute, and officially releases the nurse from their duties. 

"When you see a Military Honor Guard at a funeral, It's just so moving to me. I just thought, we could do this for our nurses and honor their legacy," says Retired Rn, Terri Graham.

Nurses dress in their white uniforms, caps, and badges to conduct a five-minute serivce. They can provide the presenation at any Indiana visitian, funeral, or memorial, per the families request. 

Organizers say, this has been In the work for almost two years, and to see it coming to light, is unreal. "I am just overjoyed, and tearful It's finally happening," says Arlinda Payne.

Both meetings had a huge turnout, and they hope more will express their interest soon. They plan to have everything finalized by the new year.

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