PARIS, Ill (WTWO/WAWV) National Nurses’ Week is currently underway.

It’s a time to honor those who care for others.

Horizon Health is holding it’s annual “Twilight Walk” celebration at 6 p.m. CST on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at the Edgar County Courthouse. The public is encouraged to attend.

Over they years, white luminaries have honored active and retired nurses. Special purple luminaries honored nurses who’ve passed away.

During this pandemic, it might be even more important to say thank-you to nurses.

“The pandemic has really done two things. It’s really amplified nursing as a profession, but then the flip side of it is that it also helped us recognize how special nurses are and what heroes they truly are,” says Rachel Kelley Chief Nursing Officer at Horizon Health.

The walk will honor the roughly 120 nurses at Horizon Health, as well as, nurses in the community