I've Returned from Grandmothers Memorial

  1. My husband, grandson and I returned home at 6:30am sunday and I wanted to let you know about my grandmother whom was a very special nurse and what I didn't even know...

    Her wishes were carried out as far as cremation but, they also burned a flag with her and I asked why? In the WWII, my grandmother broadcast over radio free europe too the nurses there of new treatments or specialized care and encouraged nursing students and nurses to enlist and treat our fighting men.

    She was an active member of the Eastern Star and the Nurses Service Organization. She also co-authored several nursing manuals and some are still used today.

    I've been promised the poster she did about Nurses in the Military and will attach same as soon as I get it.

    She is my inspiratiion and I will continue to learn and carry with me the Pride of being a Nurse.

    I want to thank you for all your blessings and well-wishes. May my postings inspire all(somtimes it's best too reread them) too see where I'm going but, they all have a message or lesson.

    Betts
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Momma_Penguin
    My deepest sympathy to you Betts. I am sure she will always be your guardian angel helping you with your nursing. Huggss to you. Laura LPN
  4. by   AnaH
    I'm sorry for your loss! It sounds like she was a great lady.

    Ana
  5. by   mario_ragucci
    Betts, they are not supposed to burn a flag like that, unless, maybe, your grandmother asked to have her flag with her during the actual cremation. The flag should drape the coffin/container before cremation, then be folded up and given to next of kin. Was your grandma actually in an American organization? Maybe she wanted to make a statement by asking the flag be burned with her. Thats a new one for me though. Maybe she didn't want people to squabble over it (the flag). I remember how my brother and i got into it over who should have my dad's flag.
  6. by   cmggriff
    Betts,
    My deepest sympathies for your loss and my warmest congratulations for your discovery. Without veterans there would be no USA. Unfortunately, I don't think any of the nurses serving in WWII were ever recognized as veterans. She was a remarkable lady. Gary
    Last edit by cmggriff on Mar 20, '02

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