May 21- National Red Cross Founder’s Day

Clara Barton created the Red Cross in 1881. She was inspired to bring the Red Cross to America after working for the International Red Cross during the Franco-Prussian war. She believed that being near the battle was the best way to help soldiers. Her bravery and kindness earned her the nickname “Angel of the Battlefield.”

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