WATCH: Lichfield Cathedral in lights spectacular to mark International Nurses Day

A commemorative image to mark International Nurses Day has been projected onto Lichfield Cathedral.

A light show has been displayed at Lichfield Cathedral to mark Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday and International Nurses Day
A light show has been displayed at Lichfield Cathedral to mark Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday and International Nurses Day

The projection highlighted the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday on May 12 and was also shown at Stanford Hall in Nottinghamshire.

Defence Medical Services, Lichfield Cathedral and Luxmuralis Artistic collaboration, Peter Walker and David Harper, came together to pay tribute to the contribution of nurses in civic and military life.

Peter Walker, Luxmuralis artist, said: “This anniversary allows us to reflect that duty, care and service around the world, since the foundation of modern nursing by Florence Nightingale to the present day should not be forgotten.”

Inspired by the legacy of Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing, who was nicknamed ‘the Lady of the Lamp’, the moving projections and original accompanying music were designed as a thank you to generations of nurses from past to the present day.

Colonel S Findlay, Defence Nursing Advisor: “Military and Ministry of Defence civilian nurses, have stood shoulder to shoulder with their civilian colleagues throughout history.

"As we reflect on International Nurses Day, we face a new battle; nurses are working tirelessly with the common goal to save lives and reduce the impact and spread of coronavirus.

"We are enormously proud of all nurses, and what they are achieving in these extraordinary times.”

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