Color image of a Red Cross Flag carried by Theresa Ericksen to the Philippines during the Spanish–American War and to France during World War I.

Red Cross Flag carried by Theresa Ericksen

Red Cross Flag carried by Theresa Ericksen to the Philippines during the Spanish–American War and to France during World War I.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen (center) receiving a service medal on November 14, 1936.

Theresa Ericksen (center) receiving a service medal

Theresa Ericksen (center) receiving a service medal on November 14, 1936.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen at the Third Infantry Veterans Association reunion at Fort Snelling on October 12, 1936.

Theresa Ericksen at the Third Infantry Veterans Association reunion

Theresa Ericksen at the Third Infantry Veterans Association reunion at Fort Snelling on October 12, 1936.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen promoting Christmas Seals in the battle against tuberculosis, ca. 1924.

Theresa Ericksen promoting Christmas Seals

Theresa Ericksen promoting Christmas Seals in the battle against tuberculosis, ca. 1924.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen, ca. 1930.

Theresa Ericksen

Theresa Ericksen, ca. 1930.

Ericksen, Theresa (1867–1943)

After graduating from Northwestern Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1894, Theresa Ericksen led a life of service as a healer, teacher, and promoter of public health and nursing education. Her legacy has ties to the Minnesota Nursing Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Christmas Seals, and Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Black and white photograph of the American Legion Auxiliary drum and bugle corps on parade in Bagley, Minnesota, 1935.

American Legion Auxiliary drum and bugle corps in Bagley, Minnesota

American Legion Auxiliary drum and bugle corps on parade in Bagley, Minnesota, 1935.

Black and white photograph of Ella McCaffrey (left) and Jane Raudiff (right) at Albert Lea American Legion Convention, 1935.

Drum corps members at Albert Lea

Ella McCaffrey (left) and Jane Raudiff (right) at Albert Lea American Legion Convention, 1935.

Black and white photograph of the American Legion drum and bugle corps on parade at state competition in Albert Lea, Minnesota, August, 1935.

Drum and bugle corps in Albert Lea

The American Legion drum and bugle corps on parade at state competition in Albert Lea, Minnesota, August, 1935.

Black and white photograph of the American Legion Auxiliary champion drum and bugle corps, 1935.

American Legion Auxiliary champion drum and bugle corps

American Legion Auxiliary champion drum and bugle corps, 1935.

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