Nurses are no stranger to combat. They played a pivotal role during the Allied invasion of western Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Throughout World War II, nurses were almost always near combat while serving in field and evacuation hospitals, as well as aboard trains, ships and transport planes. Though ever in danger, they focused on caring for others. Fewer than four percent of the American soldiers who received medical care in the field or underwent evacuation died from wounds or disease.

Here’s a brief look at the significant contributions made by nurses on and after D-Day.

READ MORE

Celebrating nurses can be done in many ways. From a simple ‘thank you’ to gifts of appreciation, there are lots of options when it comes to showing your love of nurses this year.

If you’d like to use an image to show your thanks for all nurses have done, here are our pictures for Nurses Week 2014. Feel free to use them to share your gratitude!

READ MORE