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Honor Soldiers in White
Gove N.E. Kendall has issued the following proclamation:

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 the day.

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

Awarded Medal
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 , Nov. 2009