As part of National Nurses Week, the Mississippi National Guard honored those working at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
“To have people that are trained to fight true battles on the battlefield every day salute the ones fighting battles in this hospital everyday is very humbling,” said Terri Gillespie, with UMMC.
The troops stood in front of the hospital Wednesday morning and applauded workers as they entered the hospital.
“We’re doing heroes honoring heroes. We are here to celebrate the work and the efforts that our medical personnel — nurses and doctors — are doing on the frontlines against COVID-19. We are so very thankful that they are here to serve us,” said Deidra Smith, with the Mississippi National Guard.
More than 8,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 300 have in Mississippi.