The worldwide Anglican communion marks August 12 as the annual feast in honor of the life and work of Florence Nightingale, who died on August 13, 1910.
From the Anglican Book of Common Prayer:
Life-giving God, you alone have power over life and death, over health and sickness: Give power, wisdom, and gentleness to those who follow the lead of Florence Nightingale, that they, bearing with them your presence, may not only heal but bless, and shine as lanterns of hope in the darkest hours of pain and fear; through Jesus Christ, the healer of body and soul, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Details here: https://liturgyandmusic.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/august-12-florence-nightingale-nurse-social-reformer-1910/
Uniforms depicted are from the Dolan Collection of Nursing History, on display in the Widmer Wing. For more information on the UConn School of Nursing veterans, visit the Nursing War Veteran Oral History Collection.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Slater.
Over the nearly three-quarters of a century of its history, the UConn School of Nursing has preserved the legacy of nursing’s history with a body of artifacts, documents, and ephemera collected by nurse historians Josephine Dolan and Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, co-curated by Mary Ann Cordeau and Jennifer Casavant Telford, as well as donations by alumni and other benefactors. The collection is available for UConn faculty for instruction and for global scholars for research.