Monday, May 25, 2009

Decoration Day

My Father, Cpl Leroy Dykstra, US Army, service 1952-1954.

My Father-in-law, Edward Davis, US Navy, service 1955-1961

My Grandfather, Pvt Jerry Dykstra, US Army, service 1918.

Cynthia Meerdink, my grandmother, far left, with other members of the girls society at First Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa, sewing a service banner for our church, during the Great War. It and the one for the Second World War were still hanging in the church when I was a young girl in the 1960s.

I urge you to spend some time reading stories at my sister's site Wartime Remembrances.


sewprimitive karen said...

Lynn, what wonderful photos. Thank you for posting.

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much Lynn for reminding us what the holiday is really all about. And hats off to your sister! I hope her school appreciates her.


Kim said...

Love these old photos of our parents.
Thanks for your visit to my blog too.
I have a dear friend named Jonna Dijkstra living in Leylstad.......
imagine my surprise when I saw your sisters name :0).

Happy Sewing