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Letter: Let’s continue to celebrate all that nurses give society

Earlier this month, this country celebrated National Nurses Day. It begins a week of recognizing the contributions that nurses have made to society.

If you are the husband of a nurse, or the son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister or simply a friend of one, let them know how much they mean to you and to our community.

So very many nurses have come forward to give their all at a time like no other in our history. They have witnessed sorrow and death like no other time in their careers.

They have worked endlessly to save lives with little or no sleep.

Many will suffer post-traumatic stress as a result of the experiences they endured.

As we hopefully soon disembark our confinement to our homes, let us approach these Heroes and offer our sincere help to just be there if they need to talk.

They will need our support like no other time in their lives.

Over 50 years ago, in a far-off land called Vietnam. a nurse held my hand before surgery for wounds sustained by a grenade and said to me “Everything will be OK.” I never forgot that moment.

Now is the time for all of us to comfort these brave men and women and let them know that everything will be OK.

Jim Schaller

Tonawanda

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