A memorial service will be held in Inverness, in the Highlands of Scottland to honour nurse Edith Cavell. Cavell served in World War One and she cared for Scottish and British Soldiers, but she also cared for Belgian, German and Austrian soldiers.
Sadly, she was executed by a German firing squad on October 12, 1915, because she helped allied prisoners of war in their escape to Holland.
Ms Cavell was from Swardeston near Norwich.
There have been two movies made about her - 1928's Dawn and 1939's Nurse Edith Cavell.
The memorial service will be held on the 100th anniversary of her death at Cavell Gardens in Inverness. There will also be an unveiling of a new memorial that will honor Cavell. The present memorial was built to honor the men of Inverness, who died in WW1. But, after Cavell's death there was condemnation internationally, and the name of a mountain in Canada was changed to Mount Edith Cavell to honor this great nurse.
Highland Council and the Royal British Legion Scotland Inverness Branch are in charge of the event and branch Chairman Joe Davidson said: "We are proud to assist Highland Council with this venture to erect a new memorial to honor Edith Cavell - a lady who helped so many injured allied soldiers and the enemy alike. She showed great courage even in the face of death.
"She hid many French and Belgian civilians, as well as soldiers, and helped them with a safe passage to safety.
"She was urged to stop by her colleagues but refused, and was arrested on the 4 August 1915 and accused of treason.
"Her trial, it is said, lasted about four minutes, and she was condemned to death. Her bravery and courage should be an inspiration to us all."
What a sad story. She helped so many people to be subjected to such an untimely and cruel death. Let her courage and dedication to her profession be an inspiration to all nurses.
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