Monument that I spotted at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross in Washington, DC. The following, known as The Creed of the Red Cross Nurse, was inscribed on the opposite side of the marble wall:
To Those We Serve
I believe in the ideals of democracy and the concept of universal brotherhood. I acknowledge no barriers of country, race, class or creed.
I believe it is my privilege and my duty to teach others some of the knowledge and skill that I possess so that they too may know the satisfaction of competence in dealing with illness and pain.
To bring comfort to those who are in trouble, to alleviate suffering, and to conserve life is my mission.
Wherever disaster calls there I shall go. I ask not for whom, but only where I am needed.
Under the banner of the Red Cross, symbolic of the finest instincts of man, I find fulfillment in helping to animate the spirit of kindness and mercy that embraces the world.
Photo taken May 5, 2010.
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