Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy "National Doctors Day"!

Happy "National Doctors Day" to all the doctors out there! (did you know that it was National  Doctor's Day?)

National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens.

The first Doctor's Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctor's Day.

On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors' Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor's Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as "National Doctor's Day."

What is the National Doctors' Day Organization?

The National Doctors' Day Organization exists to raise awareness of the growing needs in the medical community and to provide a resource for those who wish to give thanks to those medical professionals who care for the needs of our citizens.

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