Friday, June 29, 2018
I was very happy to offer an order to have the State Senate adopt a Resolution to commemorate the US Cadet Nurse Corps on the occasion of it's 75th anniversary. The Corps was created to help train people to ensure that the country had enough nurses to care for its citizens at home and abroad during the second World War.
Whereas, the US Cadet Nurse Corps is celebrating its 75th anniversary having been founded in the year 1943; and
Whereas, the US Cadet Nurse Corps plans to celebrate this occasion on July 1, 2018; and
Whereas, the Corps was backed by $150 million in federal funds in founding year 1943; and
Whereas, 65,521 nursing students registered for the program in the first year of enrollment; and
Whereas, the us cadet nurse corps provided 80% of nursing care in all us hospitals by 1945; and
Whereas, the us senate passed an amendment on behalf of the corps prohibiting discrimination based on race, creed, or color; and
Whereas, the cadet corps funded 1,250 programs in 48 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Ricco; and
Whereas, the US Cadet Nurse Corps was the largest and youngest group of uniformed women to serve the united states;
Resolved, that the Massachusetts State Senate commemorates the us cadet nurse corps on its 75th anniversary; and be it further
Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Clerk Of The Senate to the Us Cadet Nurse Corps.