A writer always hopes to find and work out a special story that you fall in love with and then can tell. Ready to Serve is one of those for me. It has been an honor to tell the story and to spread their history to women in Maryland particularly. It has been in joy - pure joy - to draw the story from the voices in the letters the nurses wrote home about their lives overseas.
Ready to Serve tells the story of Hopkins nurses who served in France 1917 - 1919 - led by Chief Army Nurse Bessie Baker.
The event yesterday at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, brought together Students, Faculty, Board members from the Maryland Women's Heritage Center and guests to honor these Hopkins Nurses. The story is little known so 100 years later the Women's Heritage Center in Baltimore presented an award to JHU School of Nursing in their honor. It will be hung the School.