When Eudora Brown Elmond founded the first National Doctor’s Day in a small Georgia town in 1933, no one could have predicted the significance it holds today for all of us.
She simply wanted to celebrate her husband’s career.
Today, we celebrate the heroic work of doctors who risked their health and their very life to treat those infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Most nations honor the work of medical doctors with a special day of recognition. In the US, we celebrate National Doctor’s Day on March 30, chosen because it marks the day in 1842 that anesthesia was first used. 68 years after Elmond’s first doctor’s day, Congress made it an official day of recognition.
The red carnation doctors may wear today was a tradition Elmond started.
We at Green Key Resources join with all Americans to say “Thank you” to doctors everywhere. Thank you for being there when your country needed you most. Thank you for your courage, your long hours and your caring.
Thank you for being a doctor!