The President of the Order of Nurses in Lebanon, Dr. Myrna Abi Abdallah Doumit shared her words on the occasion of International Nurses Day, on May 12th; a day celebrated throughout the world but differently this year, because of COVID-19 and the circumstances that Lebanon has been facing. This past year, specifically from May 2020 to May 2021, many events have unfolded, and the nurses proved to be the cornerstone in the battle against COVID-19 being the frontline workers defending the people and the community. The President presented the Order of Nurses\u2019 accomplishments for the past two years:\u2022 Being pioneers in providing competency based training on dealing with COVID-19 pandemic\u2022 Securing job opportunities for nurses in quarantine centers,\u2022 Providing rooms in hotels for the asymptomatic nurses to self isolate\u2022 Distributing financial donations to nurses who were affected by the Beirut blast\u2022 Declaring a state of Nursing emergency\u2022 Requesting financial benefits from the government to maintain the nurses\u2019 rights\u2022 Shedding the light on the leadership role that nurses play in the healthcare sector Moreover, the President voiced her concerns about the future of the nursing profession and the economic and social status of nurses as a result of the drastic decrease in salaries and benefits that does not correspond to their efforts. This reality has pushed experienced nurses to leave the country in search of better work opportunities, putting at risk the safety of the healthcare system.The President emphasized that \u201cRights are not given, rather they are taken\u201d; calling therefore all nurses to come hand in hand, united to restore rights. She added that we should fight together to overcome the difficulties and the hardships to obtain the nurses demands and ensuring sustainable long-term rights.