May 6, 2021 – World Password Day | National Nurses Day

Does Your Password Start With 123456?

Welcome to May 6th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate stepping up security and the heroes on the front line of medicine. 

Anna: 123456. 1234567. 123456789.

Marlo: Why are you counting?

Anna: I’m not. Those are three of the most common computer passwords that people used last year.

Marlo: Wow. That’s terrible.

Anna: Yep. And those are only a few. There’s also the classic “abc123” and “password.”

Marlo: You’re kidding. 

Anna: I wish I were. In the movies, people create elaborate security systems that take forever to crack. In real life, we practically roll out the red carpet for cyber troubles. Today is World Password Day, a perfect time to update your computer security and make sure that your information is protected.

In the midst of the Civil War, an unlikely hero emerged.  This person was not a soldier or even a politician.  Clara Barton, a trained nurse, was working as a patent clerk, when she decided to leave her civilian post to serve in the conflict.  She attended the sick and injured troops on both sides of the front line, bringing food and medical attention wherever it was needed most. This earned Clara Barton the unofficial distinction of being an Angel of the Battlefield. She went on to found the American Red Cross and is celebrated today in both the North and the South.  On National Nurses Day we celebrate the hard working people with the same dedication and courage found on our front lines today.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day!

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