The Christian who founded the American Red Cross. American Minute with Bill Federer.
21/05/2009

American Minute with Bill Federer

May 21

The American Red Cross was organized MAY 21, 1881, by Clara Barton, a
schoolteacher who had moved to Washington at the outbreak of the Civil
War.

Clara Barton distributed relief supplies to wounded soldiers and, at
the request of President Lincoln, aided in searching for missing men.


Clara Barton helped in hospitals in Cuba during the Spanish-American
War and in Europe during the Franco-German war, working with Henri
Dunant, founder of the International Red Cross.

On May 18, 1918, at the opening of the Second Red Cross Drive in New
York City, President Woodrow Wilson recognized those in this great
service, stating:

"Being members of the American Red Cross...a great fraternity and
fellowship which extends all over the world...this cross which these
ladies bore here today is an emblem of Christianity itself..."

Woodrow Wilson continued:

"When you think of this, you realize how the people of the United
States are being drawn together into a great intimate family whose
heart is being used for the service of the soldiers not only, but for
the long night of suffering and terror, in order that they and men
everywhere may see the dawn of a day of righteousness and justice and
peace."

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