The American National Red Cross

03/04/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/04/2024 09:52

Women’s History Month: Honoring Unsung Heroic Women Who Served in Wartime

Women have played an important role in fulfilling the lifesaving American Red Cross mission since Clara Barton founded the organization more than 140 years ago. Known as the "Angel of the Battlefield," Clara had cared for wounded soldiers during the Civil War before establishing the Red Cross in the U.S., where she was a visionary leader in serving those in need.

This March - which is recognized as both Red Cross Month and Women's History Month - we take a look at some of the Red Cross women who stepped up to help throughout history, exemplifying Clara's humanitarian spirit and courageously supporting U.S. service members in wartime.