Celebrate National Police Week May 12 2015

Sunday, May 10—Saturday, May 16, 2015

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

View the full roll call of names of the 273 fallen law enforcement heroes added to the Memorial year in 2015.

Visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC and the National Police Week Retail Center, located at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E Street (corner of 4th and E Streets NW) 1/2 block from the Memorial.

May 17-23, 2015 is the 41st annual EMS Week April 25 2015

May 17-23, 2015 is the 41st annual EMS Week

In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS, its practitioners and the important work they do in responding to medical emergencies. Back then, EMS was a fledgling profession and EMS practitioners were only beginning to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.

A lot has changed over the last four decades. EMS is now firmly established as a key component of the medical care continuum, and the important role of EMS practitioners in saving lives from sudden cardiac arrest and trauma; in getting people to the hospitals best equipped to treat heart attacks and strokes; and in showing caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments.

Whether it’s the team at Grady EMS in Atlanta who had the expertise to transport the nation's first Ebola patient, the volunteer firefighters and flight medics called to search for and rescue survivors in the Everett, Wash. mudslide or the thousands of EMS responses that happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and don't make the news, EMS is there for their communities at their greatest time of need.

Support Our Law Enforcement Officers March 08 2015

With several family members being active and retired Police and Military Police, the issue of Police bashing hits home and has become a sore spot for me. People do not take the time to realize what these men and women in blue sacrifice every day and what they go through to do the job that they do. They have always been the source of anger and ridicule but it is now getting ridiculous.

I come from several different angles. The first, in my younger days, it seemed like I always seemed to be on the wrong end of the law but I was always treated with respect and I believe that was partly because law enforcement are generally respectful at heart and are trained that way and second, I always treated them with respect... "yes sir", "no sir" and do what they say. I was brought up to respect the police, unlike some of the people involved in the recent events that we all know about. These people were thugs, they did not follow the orders of the police, and they posed a threat. I would much rather see a thug hit the ground than hear about another officer that lost his life in the line of duty. The second angle I have is that I have worked in several professions that dealt very closely with the local police to the point where we were on a first name basis with most of them. In doing my previous job, I've had guns pulled on me, knives pulled on me, shots fired at me, and the police were always there... swarming in fact, putting their lives on the line to catch those thugs. I have the utmost respect for those men and women.

Long story short, we intend on donating $1 for every Law Enforcement shirt that we sell to a rotating group of police organizations. Below is our list or reputable organizations that we intend on donating to:

International Association of Chiefs of Police Fallen Officer Fund

Colorado Concerns of Police Survivors

National Sheriff’s Association

National Association of Police Organizations.

Colorado Rangers

Nurses Week History May 07 2014

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.

The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA's state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.

The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.

A Brief History of National Nurses Week

1953 Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day" in October of the following year. The proclamation was never made.

1954 National Nurse Week was observed from October 11 - 16. The year of the observance marked the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's mission to Crimea. Representative Frances P. Bolton sponsored the bill for a nurse week. Apparently, a bill for a National Nurse Week was introduced in the 1955 Congress, but no action was taken. Congress discontinued its practice of joint resolutions for national weeks of various kinds.

1972 Again a resolution was presented by the House of Representatives for the President to proclaim "National Registered Nurse Day." It did not occur.

1974 In January of that year, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) proclaimed that May 12 would be "International Nurse Day." (May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale.) Since 1965, the ICN has celebrated "International Nurse Day."

1974 In February of that year, a week was designated by the White House as National Nurse Week, and President Nixon issued a proclamation.

1978 New Jersey Governor Brendon Byrne declared May 6 as "Nurses Day." Edward Scanlan, of Red Bank, N.J., took up the cause to perpetuate the recognition of nurses in his state. Mr. Scanlan had this date listed in Chase's Calendar of Annual Events. He promoted the celebration on his own.

1981 ANA, along with various nursing organizations, rallied to support a resolution initiated by nurses in New Mexico, through their Congressman, Manuel Lujan, to have May 6, 1982, established as "National Recognition Day for Nurses."

1982 In February, the ANA Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as "National Nurses Day." The action affirmed a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating May 6 as "National Recognition Day for Nurses."

1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming "National Recognition Day for Nurses" to be May 6, 1982.

1990 The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 - 12, 1991, as National Nurses Week.

1993 The ANA Board of Directors designated May 6 - 12 as permanent dates to observe National Nurses Week in 1994 and in all subsequent years.

1996 The ANA initiated "National RN Recognition Day" on May 6, 1996, to honor the nation's indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages its state and territorial nurses associations and other organizations to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as "National RN Recognition Day."

1997 The ANA Board of Directors, at the request of the National Student Nurses Association, designated May 8 as National Student Nurses Day.

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In recognition of all the nurses out there including my lovely wife, Fearless State has a complete line of Colorado nurse shirts that you can see here. We also offer a complete line of Colorado medical shirts for many other medical fields as well that you can check out here.

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