Clara Barton: American Civil War Nurse | American Red Cross

Join us for the last Evening on the Lake of 2023 on Tuesday, August 29 at 7:00 pm. Park Ranger John Hrubochak will delve into the life of Clara Barton, an American Civil War Nurse, and the founder of the American Red Cross. This informative program will be held at the historic Club House. No need to reserve a spot for this one-hour presentation. The Evening on the Lake series is proudly sponsored by Friends of Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

The above news story is based on a press release from the National Park Service, which was issued on August 23, 2023. You can read the original release here.

Clara Barton: American Hero & Icon

Clara Barton was an incredible woman who made a big impact on American history. She was not only a nurse during the Civil War but also the founder of the American Red Cross. Imagine living in a time when women’s roles were limited, yet Clara broke through those barriers.

During the Civil War, she fearlessly cared for wounded soldiers on the battlefield, earning her the nickname “Angel of the Battlefield.” Her dedication saved countless lives. After the war, Clara saw a need for organized disaster relief. This led her to establish the American Red Cross in 1881, an organization still widely known and respected today.

Clara Barton became an iconic figure, showing that determination and compassion can change the world. Her legacy as a nurse, humanitarian, and founder of the American Red Cross continues to inspire people to help others and make a difference.

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