Meet Clara Barton
She was a vocal supporter of civil rights.
She was active in women's suffrage.
She was a teacher.
She was a nurse.
She was nicknamed "The Angel of the Battlefield" during the Civil War for her efforts in bringing much needed supplies and care to soldiers right on the battlefield, often risking her life to do so.
She--under the direction of President Lincoln--organized a movement to help find missing Civil War soldiers who were either wounded or had been POW's. She helped reunite 22,000 men with their families.
She founded the American Red Cross in 1881 and was its president for 20 years.
Clara accomplished much and spent her life serving despite struggling with bouts of depression her entire life.
Clara Barton been a hero of mine since I was 11 years old and I can't think of a person more worthy of honor and appreciation that someone who, despite her own troubles, spent her life in service to others.
Happy Nurses Week everyone!