Our Mission: To pass legislation to make the women who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Honorary WWII Veterans and other ways to Honor and Memorialize our WWII Cadet Nurses.
Our Progress: April 2019, a BIPARTISAN, bicameral NEW bill was introduced .
HR 2056 and S.997. The U. S. Cadet Nurse Service Recognition Act.
Update - January 2020
The final NDAA passed WITHOUT the WWII Cadet Nurse bill Amendment.
We must now push for passage as a stand-alone bill.
S997 in the Senate and HR2056 in the House.
This means we MUST get more COSPONSORS, particularly in the Senate.
Given that the WHO has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we hope that this can help get our bill passed to finally honor our WWII Cadet Nurses. We need everyone's help to get this done. If only we could find a public figure to take up our charge and get the public's attention......Suggestions??
Our Bill Provides: NO financial, NO veterans health or other benefits. ONLY to be recognized as HONORARY WWII veterans with a gravesite plaque and American Flag to mark their proud service to country in wartime.
Our Support: The NEW-FOR-2019-BILL is 100% backed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and 63 members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) such as the American Nurses Association (ANA) , American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) .
Your Action Needed: Be a "Friend" of the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps WWII
1. Contact your U.S. Senators and House Representatives over and over until you get the answer that they will COSPONSOR the WWII Cadet Nurse bill.
2. Call U.S.Capitol Switchboard and ask to be connected with your Senators (202) 224-3121 and your Representatives (202) 224-3121. If you are able, ask to speak with Legislative Aide on Veterans Affairs. They are really the ones who advise your representative.
3. Send repeated emails by using the link below. It will tell you if your representatives are or are not cosponsors.
Just click the button below.
It knows your Reps by your zip code!
About Friends of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps World War II
This group was formed in 2018 to pass the legislation to honor members of the Cadet Nurse Corps. 2018 bipartisan legislation, "U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act." Bipartisan bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate in late 2018, but no action was taken on them before Congress ended. In April 2019, both the U.S. House and Senate re-introduced the bills. There is NO financial or VA medial benefits. Burial at Arlington Cemetery is EXCLUDED. These women of the Greatest Generation only request to be remembered as Honorary WWII Veterans with an American flag and a gravesite plaque forever marking their proud service to our country during wartime in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps.