Resources for 75th Anniversary Cadet Nurse Celebrations

The purpose of this page is to aggregate information about available resources so that you can plan and carry out local, regional, or national 75th anniversary celebrations, commemorations or other types of events during 2018.

The resources below are not listed in any particular order. Additional resources will be posted here as they become available.

USCNC FlagU.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Flag
Incorporating the Cadet Nurse Corps flag in your celebration adds to the visual impact of your event. Its presence makes a statement. Through the efforts of Carolyn Randall and her Cadet Nurse mother-in-law Nancy, a U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Flag replica is available through the Eagle Flag Company in Cohasset, MA. They will make up the flag in a variety of sizes and will discount for bulk orders.
Eagle Flag Company
Contact: Jessica Blackler
Phone: 781 383 2100
If you would like to explore a group rate with others, contact Elsie Szecsy,

Commemorative U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Pins
Through the pinning ceremony, nursing students are recognized as they enter the profession and to recognize professional milestones. With sufficient advance planning and notice during the 75th anniversary year, the U.S. Public Health Service can make available U.S. Cadet Nurse commemorative pins and provide a volunteer representative, if available, from the Nurse Office of the U.S. Public Health Service to officiate at the pinning.
Contact: Elsie Szecsy

Cadet Nurse Membership Cards
The National Archives partnered with to make Cadet Nurses' membership cards available for download through an easy-to-use, searchable database.

U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Day Proclamations
Here are the most common steps to request a proclamation from the governor or mayor; however, some states and cities may vary regarding proclamation procedures.

  1. Begin the process early, and start by locating the appropriate state or city government website.
  2. You may find a tab called "Mayor's Page" or "Governor's Page." Also look for "Ceremonial" or "Forms" on the navigation.
  3. If you do not see any of these, try using the site's Search feature with the word "proclamation." 
  4. Another option is the "Contact Us" link. This area allows you to write a brief message such as: 
    • How do I ask the governor to issue a proclamation declaring July 1, 2018, U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Day?
    • How do I ask the mayor to issue a proclamation declaring July 1, 2018, U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Day?
  5. A staff person will probably replay and email a form to complete. Email the form back for an official signature.
  6. If no form is available, use the proclamation template provided here. Place the proclamation on this official letterhead or the official letterhad of your group. Mail or email to the mayor's or governor's office along with a formal request from your group.
  7. Follow up with a phone call just to be sure your request arrived.
  8. When you have confirmation that the proclamation has been signed, contact local media to suggest a news item, interview, or photo with the mayor or governor and affiliate representatives.

These steps would also apply for other types of government executives, such as County Executives and Town Supervisors.
Contact: Elsie Szecsy

Women in Military Service Memorial (The Women's Memorial), Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
The Cadet Nurse Corps women are part of a special category titled "We Also Served" at the Women's Memorial. Register Cadet Nurses via this registration form, which you can download, print, complete, and return. Or you can also register online at Click on REGISTER. The Women's Memorial is America's only majore memorial to tell the story of women's service to the nation. Records of service registered here will become a visible and permanent part of history for all time.

Veteran's History Project, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Cadet Nurses can share their stories with friends and loved ones and submit them to the Library of Congress' Veteran's History Project. There are approximately 500 Cadet Nurses' histories already there. The story can be in writing or a video or audio-taped interview. For more information, go to this website. Search the site using the keywords Cadet Nurse Corps to view Cadet Nurses' stories already there.

Online Event Planning and Management
Eventbrite is a powerful tool for collecting RSVPs to your event and otherwise automate typical tasks associated with meeting management. It also integrates with Facebook, so you can get the word out about your event to a larger audience.

Social Media
The US Cadet Nurse Corps Facebook page exists to collect your news items. There are many ways to get your contact to this community page. Another powerful tool with in Facebook is Live. Facebook Live permits the streaming of your event in real time. This can be helpful for those who want to participate, but for any of a number of reasons, are unable to attend in person. Facebook Live videos can be saved for replay on Facebook after the event.
Contact Elsie Szecsy for information:

Technical Support
The purpose of the USCADETNURSE.ORG FOUNDATION is to support leadership in recognizing Cadet Nurses. This 501c3 non-profit can provide advice and technical support in organizing your event, including configuration of online tools, such as Eventbrite, for event planning. The Foundation can also facilitate large scale, coordinated  celebrations with multiple local organizing committees (maybe a national flash mob celebrating with the flag above somehow?)
Contact: Elsie Szecsy

Tell Us About Your Event
Let us know about your event, so it can be included on this website. The US Cadet Nurse Corps Facebook page is also a good place to post news about upcoming anniversary celebrations. Let us know also about other resources that you've used that should be included on this page.

Thank you for your service | Lawn sign | Memorial stone