Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Brown, Cathcart, Gosse, Hanson,
Nikolay, Peterson, Ridderbusch, Schreiber, Steffen,
----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, May 12, 2010, page 2
After the unconditional surrender of
Germany was announced over the radio at 8:00 o’clock Tuesday
morning, by President Truman, there were mingled reactions of
thanksgiving and relief. Previously, unauthorized announcements on
Monday had prepared listeners for the V-E Day that had finally
After Tuesday was proclaimed as the day,
flags were flying on both sides of the street in the business
section. Many felt the job was only half done and work should go on
About the middle of the morning the
following program was given in the high school:
Pledge to the Flag, William
Maynard Gosse, Neal Ridderbusch, Charles
Cathcart and Bill Brown sang "Field Artillery Song," "Air Corps
Song," "Marine Hymn" and "Victory Polka" in honor of the men who
fought so valiantly that V-E Day might come in Europe, and who are
continuing to fight in the Pacific war zone, that peace may come
through-out the world.
Talk, "What An Invasion Costs," by
"V" is for Victory," sung by Ethel
"A Prayer for Peace," by Carmelita
Talk, "What V-E Day Means," by
"God Bless America," by Maynard
Community singing: "Star Spangled
Banner" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
The schoolchildren, carrying flags and led by the drum and bugle corps, paraded through town in spite of the extremely high and cold wind, mixed with alternative clouds of dust and snow.
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