Honor Soldiers in White
Gove N.E. Kendall has issued the following proclamation:
TO THE PEOPLE OF IOWA
In the great war, which recently overwhelmed the world, the women
nurses rendered a most conspicuous and invaluable service. It is
appropriate that the sacrifices to which they voluntarily
submitted, be recognized in public gratitude; that a day be
designated upon which they may be especially honored by our
patriotic people and that the rose be selected as the emblem of
Now, therefore, I, N.E. Kendall, Governor of Iowa, do hereby set
apart the last Sunday in January this year, the thirtieth day of
the month, for purposes herein indicated. I call on the people to
observe the day fittingly by wearing the emblem suggested, and I
especially request that in all churches suitable mention, be made
of the notable sacrifices, which the soldiers in white endured.
(Seal) IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused
to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Iowa.
Done at Des Moines, this 25th day of January, A.D., 1921
N.E. Kendall, Governor
Decorah - Jacob C. Jackson, of Ridgeway has been notified that he
has been awarded the croix de gueere [sic] by the French
government for valiant services. Near Wertegham, Belgian, on Nov.
8, he carried important messages on roads which were under heavy
bombardment. The order is accompanied by the medal.
~source: Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette January 26, 1921
~ transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall for
http://iagenweb.org/iowaoldpress/ , Nov. 2009