Friends of U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps WWII 1943-1948
Mission: To honor and memorialize WWII Cadet Nurses
Federal Legislation: S1220/HR2568 U.S. Cadet Nurse Service Recognition Act 2021
Update Feb 28, 2022
We are pushing Congress to include our bill in a "veterans package" of bills.
The AACN (American Assoc of Colleges of Nursing) is leading the effort 👏 .
They are asking that we get as many folks as possible to contact their represenatives now, even if you have already.
Click here for the link
S1220 - 7/28/21 reported out of Senate Vets Affairs Com with support of VA -
next step - to the Senate floor for passing.
HR 2568 - 7/14/21 sent to House VA Subcommittee on Disability/Memorials for review.
Now is the time to click this link from the NCC to contact or recontact your Reps to thank them for being a Cosponsor or to ask those who are not to please Support and Pass S1220/HR2568
Thanks to the 52 members of the Nursing Community Coalition for submitting
a compelling letter of support.
Time to finally Honor all WWII Nurses who served our country in wartime
Bill will provide Limited HONORARY WWII Recogniton:
Massachusetts Cadet Nurse Recognition- completed 👏 Nov 2020 👏
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Plaque Installed in Nurses Hall of
Massachusetts State House
by Friends of Cadet Nurses
Leland Hussey, Friends of USCNC,
Governor Baker, Rep Tucker, Sen Lovely,
CN Betty Beecher, CN Mary Maione,
Rep Hill, Sen Tarr, Dr. Barbara Poremba,
Director, Friends of USCNC, 7/6/21
About Friends of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps World War II
This volunteer 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. They failed to get out of committee. In April 2021, these bills were tweaked and reintorduced.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.