Summary: For Christmas we deliver our traditional post of good and inspirational news, a break from our usual gloomy but inspirational service. Regular service will resume tomorrow. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you all!
- A special post about Christmas
- A video about Christmas history of America’s military
- A holiday reminder about gifts to those who defend America
- A real Christmas story, for which we should be grateful
- Good news about the world
- Posts with good news about America
(1) A special post about Christmas
From 2011, well worth reading: I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Marines in WWII.
(2) A holiday reminder about gifts to those who defend America
- An effective way to support our Troops: help the Blue Star Mothers of America, 8 June 2008 — There are ways to support our troops, actions more effective than a bumper sticker on your car.
- Support the USO – more effective than a bumper sticker, 5 July 2008 — Another way to support our troops, more effective than a bumper sticker.
(3) A video about Christmas history of America’s military
(4) A real Christmas story, for which Americans should be grateful
Here is a Christmas story known to few Americans, which should be read by all: Washington’s Gift by Thomas Fleming, Wall Street Journal, 24 December 2007 — “Our revolution could have ended in despotism, like so many others.” Subscription only; an open copy appears at the David Gold website):
There is a Christmas story at the birth of this country that very few Americans know. It involves a single act by George Washington — his refusal to take absolute power — that affirms our own deepest beliefs about self-government, and still has profound meaning in today’s world. To appreciate its significance, however, we must revisit a dark period at the end of America’s eight-year struggle for independence.
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