The nieces and nephew of Agnes and Oliver Sewell were on hand at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Thursday evening to offer a historic gift for the community to enjoy.
Bonnie Hall and her children, Shae and Nate Hall, presented two “Act of Military Surrender” documents to be permanently displayed on a wall inside the Settlement’s Frink Gym.
The documents, ending the war in Europe May 7, 1945, have been in the family’s possession since 1945.
Howard Johnson, Sr., retired Calhoun County School Superintendent, shared stories about the war time prior to unveiling the framed documents with photos of the Sewells inset in the plaques.
Pictured, the Hall family, along with Mr. Johnson, Willard Smith of the Pioneer Settlement and several local veterans, display the documents before placing them on the wall for visitors to enjoy for years to come.