Monday, December 07, 2009

Day 7: Christmas in Wartime

Since today (12/7) is the 68th anniversary of the Japanese aerial assault on Pearl Harbor, I thought it appropriate with this Christmas blog post to look back at Christmas during some of America's wars.

This photo collection from the U.S. Army of Military History includes Christmas photos from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

If any of you are unfamiliar with the story of Bastogne and the events of December 25, 1944, I encourage you to read about that Christmas 55 years ago:

Siege of Bastogne
December 1944 White Christmas Red Snow

Finally, back to Pearl Harbor, I found this link through a Google Archive to a story the Hawaii Star Bulletin ran some 10 years ago about Christmas in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor.

Thanks to all of our veterans for your sacrifice and service.

This is part of my 25 Days of Christmas blog series.

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