— A new organization is seeking to honor deceased nurses
Nurses Honor Guard members will attend funerals of nurses
around the state to honor the work they did during their
lifetime, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2gCVOXz
group's co-founder and president, Jamie Bohacek, said the
organization will perform ceremonial traditions at the
members hope to collaborate with families and funeral
homes to offer tributes to the careers and lives of fellow
will drive anywhere in the state to attend the funeral of
any Wisconsin nurse to honor what they have done,"
said Bohacek. She added that it's a small sacrifice after
all the nurses have done.
last five months, the group has recruited 35 active
members and about 150 possible recruits. The group has
also started practicing the ceremonies, Bohacek said.
group's other co-founder and vice president, Brittany
Wohlfeil, said similar organizations have been established
in neighboring states.
said the group is currently a charity made up of
volunteers, but that the leaders will begin the process in
January to become a nonprofit organization.
give up time with their loved ones to work odd hours,
weekends and holidays, to take care of people, said
are men and woman who deserve to get honored for that
sacrifice," she said.