FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — In honor of National Nurses Day (May 6), four military spouses were asked to describe their past experiences with the nursing staff at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. On this Nurses Day, we want to say, “Thank you,” to all our nurses who work so hard to keep our community safe and healthy.“It takes an incredible kind of person to pursue nursing. In my time stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, I’ve interacted with nurses who have educated me, provided comfort, anticipated my needs and provided much-needed support to my physicians. They have done all of it with calm compassion. While I don’t always remember their names, I will always appreciate how they made me feel.”— Vanessa Aldred, Air Force Spouse“I’ve had my share of experiences with the wonderful nurses at GLWACH. My son had pneumonia. He was so scared when he got to the hospital, but when the nurses took charge, it took them no time to get my sweet boy comfortable. They worked so hard to take care of the necessary need and worked just as hard to make it a good experience for him. Now he doesn’t fear the hospital as much, thanks to the amazing nurses who took care of him that day and each visit we’ve had.”— Sheena Moreno, Army Spouse“I would personally like to give a heartfelt thank you to all the nurses for all they do, day in and day out. I have had my fair share of appointments and long hospital stays, and the nurses always helped make a hard time just a little bit better and easier to get through with the dedication they put forth for all patients.”— Neomi Marriam, Army Spouse“The nurses that I have seen are helpful and sweet. They have a comforting bedside manner. They ask thoughtful questions and ensure I’m receiving excellent care from the start. They give me my shots which are quick and painless. I appreciate what they do and the time they give on every visit.”— Evelyn Walters, Army Spouse