National Doctors Day

Posted by Heidi Hays on Mar 29, 2017

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National Doctors Day is celebrated each year on March 30th. This tradition originally started in 1933, in Winder Georgia, by Dr. Charles Almond and his wife Eudora. Dr. Almond's wife wanted a special day to show her appreciation and to honor past and present physicians. Together they started celebrating this date by sending out cards and flowers that were placed on graves of deceased doctors. In 1991, President George Bush officially proclaimed March 30th National Doctors Day. 

Today, healthcare organizers and everyday people observe this day by taking physicians out to lunch, sending cards or small gifts. Red carnations, which are a sign of admiration, are sent to doctors to show their appreciation.

So on March 30th, if your able to, let your physician know how much you value him or her.  By showing our appreciation for these wonderful people, we can recognize how they touch our hearts, change our lives and bring our communities together.

Thanks- Thank you for all you do for us and our loved ones. You are appreciated!!