Milly And Lorne November 24th, 1941

September 13

Schofield Barracks Thanksgiving 1941

Program For Thanksgiving Dinner

On November 20th, 1941, Lorne and Milly attended the Headquarters Company 35th Infantry Thanksgiving Dinner at Schofield Barracks. Milly saved everything from that dinner to send home to her parents including the program, napkins and their place cards.

Lorne and Milly's place cards

Lorne and Milly's place cards

Thanksgiving dinner menu on napkin

Thanksgiving dinner menu on napkin

Other side of napkin

Other side of napkin

History of Hawaii

History of Hawaii

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Headquarters Company 35th Infantry

Headquarters Company 35th Infantry

Map of Oahu

Oahu map with Milly marking where they live

History of Hawaii Continued

History of Hawaii Continued

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  • Macnsan

    I have my dad’s menu from the same day. He was a private, first class, in Battery D, 55th Coast Artillery, U.S. Army, Fort Ruger.

  • http://www.lettersww2.com Amy Jurries

    Thank you for your comment. So great that your father saved his menu as well! Your father might have know my grandfather then? We have been hoping to hear other stories from veterans and their families so thank you for sharing!

  • Susan Ward Jurries

    Thank you for your post – I am Amy’s mother and Lorne and Milly Ward are my parents. I am a “child survivor” – unfortunately only one year of age in 1941 so no real memories. Do you have any other momentos or stories that you would share? Would you share your father’s military history in WW II? Thank you again for your interest in the website. Susan Ward Jurries

  • Nancy Adam

    Thank you so much for this site!  I found an identical napkin in my mother’s cedar chest (she passed away in 1991), and I have tried off and on to find information about this napkin.  She also has a picture of a group of sailors in front of their ship that I will research soon.  She was not one to talk too much, so I have no information at all as to who was there and/or the napkin belonged prior to my mother receiving it.  She was from Harrisonburg, VA.   You have created an extremely interesting site.  I am so looking forward to reading it from start to finish! 

    Thank you again,
    Nancy Adam
    Tucson, AZ

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