When she was born in Chegoggin, Yarmouth County, in 1872 there could be no way of predicting that Sara Corning would one day be presented as a hero to the King of Greece.
- Received Nursing Diploma in 1899 in New Hampshire
- Joined the Red Cross during World War l
- Involved in Relief Efforts in Wake of Halifax Explosion in 1917
- Joined Near East Relief Effort to Aid Refugees in Turkey in 1919
- Helped Save Thousands of Orphans from the Siege of Smyrna in 1922
- Awarded Silver Cross Medal by King George ll of Greece in 1923
- Continued Her Work with Orphans in Greece and Turkey until 1930
- Returned Home to Yarmouth County in Retirement and Died in 1969
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