Although no more of Normans’ letters appear to have been printed in American newspapers after November 1918 there were more features written about her in the press.

The brief notice below demonstrates that although the war had ended Norman had not given up her task of helping French citizens and was still involved in attempting to alleviate suffering caused by the war.

For French Refugees

Atlantans who wish to contribute to the gift money to be sent to Miss Norman Derr (Mlle. Miss), Atlanta Red Cross nurse in France, to provide some Christmas cheer for the refugees in the section in which Miss Derr is engaged, are reminded that the money must be cable to Miss Derr by December 18.  Only money can be sent and it may be addressed to Mrs. C. B Wilmer, 700 Piedmont Avenue.

Atlanta Constitution, December 15 1918; 

Not only was Norman awarded the Croix de Guerre in 1918 but in 1919 she was also decorated with the Medal of Gratitude from the People of France.  The citation was published in April 1919 in the ‘Official Journal of the French Republic’ and is shown below.

2 April 1919

Journel Officiel de la Republique Francais

2nd class argent

Miss Derr (Norman) de nationalite americaine, infirmier benevole, excellente infirmier d’un devonement aupres de ses malades au-dessus de tout eloge.  A rendu les plus precieux services depuis le debut de la guerre dans nombre de formations sanitaires dont quelques-unes exposees au bombardment.

La medaille de la reconnaissance Francais

Per decret du President de la Republique

 A translation of the above text:
Miss Derr, an American National, an excellent voluntary nurse who displayed a devotion to the injured deserving of the highest praise. She rendered the most valuable service from the commencement of the war in numerous medical facilities of which many were often exposed to bombardment.
A Medal of Gratitude from the People of France.
By decree of the President of the Republique
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