The Soldiers' Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

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On these days of celebration, we should also remember and give thanks for the soldier. For those who go in harm's way, Christmas has often been a day of sacrifice, and valor. Two hundred twenty-six Christmas Eves ago, George Washington crossed the Delaware. Christmas Day, 1776, was spent marching to Trenton for the battle on December 26. On Christmas Day 1944, the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne, surrounded in Bastogne, held off a furious German assault before being rescued by Patton's Third Army the following day.

 

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 24, 2002

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