Looking Back at "News of the Men In Service"
Over the balance of this year, the Post Messenger Recorder will be running News of Men In Service, which ran on the front page, column 6 of each week’s New Glarus Post, compiled by Kim Tschudy
May 14, 2020
V-E Day in New Glarus is Observed Quietly
The news of the “unconditional surrender” of the German Army to the Allies, expected for several days and officially made by President Truman at eight o’clock Tuesday morning, brought little excitement to New Glarus.
Everyone stayed at their job, stores and factories remained open and school was held. At the close of the president’s speech, whistles were blown for a short time but everyone remained at the radios in their homes or places of business instead of gathering in the streets.
Flags flew at half-staff all day. Schools and business...