March 30 is designated National Doctors Day. This day was established to recognize physicians, their work and their contributions to society and the community.
Doctors Day was first observed on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia. Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, wanted to have a day to honor physicians. On this first day, supporters mailed greeting cards and placed flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.
On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.