On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, the Culver City Police Department took the lead in honoring local nurses as part of Nurses Appreciation Day, which kicks off National Nurses Week! National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. At noon, Police and Fire led a small parade of vehicles with lights and sirens for the nurses and other medical staff in front of Southern California Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Urgent Care. Sorrento’s Italian Market provided sandwiches for the nurses’ lunches, and our very own Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department staff included colorful notes of appreciation in each lunch. Mayor Göran Eriksson and Council Member Meghan Sahli-Wells were on hand to express their appreciation to the nurses at both medical facilities.
Mayor Eriksson presented a Certificate of Recognition, which read: “On behalf of the City Council of the City of Culver City, I am pleased to recognize you on National Nurses Day. On this day, we express our tremendous gratitude to the men and women who are caring for and treating patients in our community and whose commitment to serving others has never been more evident. Your contributions to the health and well-being of every patient are immeasurable. We hope for your continued health and strength to care for all those who need healing.”
Culver City is also honoring nurses by showcasing some prominent community features in a new way! Through May 12th, Nate Mohler’s sculpture at City Hall, Culver Current, and the Veterans Memorial Building Tower will be illuminated in blue in honor of all nurses.
The City would like to thank LA Christmas Light Installers, who installed the Veterans Tower lighting at no cost, which included the custom gobo. The City also thanks artist Nate Mohler for his efforts to turn the Culver Current sculpture blue. Thank you to all of our nurses and medical care professionals for all that you do today and every day.