Greetings fellow nurses!
Congratulations on either becoming a nurse or in advancing your profession and obtaining a higher degree.
Thank you for choosing this selfless and honorable profession.
This profession is a work of love and compassion and is therefore no surprise that
Forbes magazine continues to rate us year after year as the most trusted profession in the land.
I am sure that you have either seen or read about honor guards and how they honor someone
who had served their country in a selfless manner, such as in the military, police, or fire service.
The honor guard lays the fallen to rest with rituals performed by brothers and sisters of their professional family.
Nurses also serve this country in countless ways.
We work tirelessly and make numerous sacrifices throughout our careers in an often thankless role, in order to serve others who have greater needs than us.
When we die, it would only seem right to be able to honor our own in a similar manner.
The Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard was created to do just that!
The idea of the WNHG was born between a small group of local nurseswho saw an urgent need in this state that was, until now, unfulfilled.
We attend the funerals of nurses (LPN, RN, APNP) who have lived, worked, and died in this state.
We attend only upon request of the nurse, the family, or from the funeral home.
The service is performed FREE of charge.
There are NO membership dues. There is no minimum number of funerals to attend.
You put in as much effort and time as you desire.
We are looking for new members to join us from all over the state!
Consider volunteering and join us.
We have been VERY well received by every funeral we have attended.
The families have been extremely thankful.
The feeling you get in helping to bring closure to the grieving families by sending off a fellow nurse brings a great sense of pride in what we do as nurses.
You can join us by…
Finding us on FaceBook – Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard – Official Page
~Love and Honor In Nursing~
Jon P Krueger, MSN, RN, APNP, AGPCNP-C
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner | Aurora Medical Center Grafton
This post was authored by Morgan Lewis on 04/05/2018.