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Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Photo by Margie Wuebker/The Daily Standard

Minster resident Fred Boecker holds the sword he received from a Japanese officer in the days following Japan's surrender ending World War II. The first word of surrender came 64 years ago today with the formalities taking place several weeks later.

Related online story:
MINSTER - Fred Boecker grips the etched hilt firmly and draws the ceremonial sword from its protective scabbard.
The pointed blade looks as menaci [More]
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