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Imperial Court System to honor hospital workers and first responders

Imperial Court System to honor hospital workers and first responders

On National Nurses Day, the International Imperial Court System announced the creation of a new honor to recognize the work of nurses, hospital workers, and other further responders. The award will be called the International Florence Nightingale Beacon of Light Citation.

The award was conceived by Queen Mother Nicole Murray-Ramirez, a San Diego resident. The International Imperial Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world.

Another award, the International Betsy Ross Citation was recently created by the Court to honor those who have donated their time and resources to sew masks during the COVID-19 crisis. Paris Sukomi Max of San Diego, who has sewed over 4,000 masks, was the inaugural recipient of the Betsy Ross award.

Murray-Ramirez, along with Empress Nicole Diamond of Kentucky, and Empress Jaylene Tyme of Vancouver, are seeking nominations for the Florence Nightingale Citation, which will be first distributed beginning May 15. Multiple citations will be presented. 

Those who wish to submit a nomination to honor a hospital worker, nurse, or first responder with a Florence Nightingale Citation should contact Queen Mother of the Americas Nicole Murray-Ramirez at nicolemrsd1@gmail.com or by mail at PO Box 33915, San Diego, CA  92163. Nominees can live anywhere in the United States.