Letters: Hartley woman recalls 'a glorious day' in 1945
August 13, 2020
To the editor:
It was on Aug. 14, 1945. I was manager of the Gillett Grove Savings Bank, recently purchased by Farmers Trust and Savings Bank of Spencer, Iowa where I was employed.
Someone went inside the Methodist Church in Gillett Grove and rang the church bells. Japan had accepted the Allied surrender terms and the war was over! What a wonderful day.
The church bells rang throughout Gillett Grove. I and others stood in silence. The bells were music to our ears. What a glorious day to have the end of the war. We were happy. Our God is good to us.
Later on Sept. 2, 1945, the Japanese signe...