A couple of years ago we had a barbecue at "The Fly" on the bank of the Mississippi River. This park is located behind Audubon Park Zoo. The locals enjoy this small piece of land for picnics, and sporting events such as soccer and baseball.
Below are some of our members who participated: From left to right,
Malcom B., Harry B., Linda B., Cily W., Mary P., Margaret W., Max W., Elly W., Brody A., Casey W., Eric G., and sitting in the hammock is Janneke M.
Recently we had our first Zoom meeting online. We decided to have a gathering online because of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
We have traveled to Jackson Mississippi for the annual memorial and ceremonial services to honor our Royal Netherlands Air Force flyers who lost their lives while in training in Jackson Mississippi during WWII. The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum located in Camp Shelby are the lead contacts for more information. The plot of land that was donated to the Netherlands is located in Section 41, of Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Jackson, MS.
The picture below is of the Director, Tommy Lofton, narrating and leading a tour of the Museum.
Below are one of many images that can be viewed of the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School flyers located in the museum. Pieter Adriaan Cramerius, Captain, was one of the Dutch pilots who trained in Jackson MS. He survived the war and lived out his life in Texas. He was born in 1916 and passed away in 2017 at the age of 100. He was buried with honors on May 19, 2018 in Section 41, Cedar Lawn Cemetery.