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Christmas 2011 – Christmas 1919

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 25th, 2011 8:00 AM |

To those who celebrate the birth of Christ and the blessings He brought to the world may you enjoy this day in all its glory. To those who celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another traditional form of worship may this season also bring you peace and happiness.

As we come together to enjoy the company of family and friends and to look forward to hopefully better days in 2012 I encourage you to look back and view our current state through the perspective of a story I first read and shared three years ago.

This story made such an impression on me that I am compelled to continue to spread its message of love, determination, strength, and courage.

Enjoy!!

A Christmas Tale — 1919The Wall Street Journal, December 2008

By Hans von Spakovsky

It’s easy to complain in the midst of a stressful holiday season. But my family has a unique remedy: We remember one special Christmas in 1919 that gave us the freedom and liberty we enjoy today. This will be the 89th anniversary of the year my father celebrated Christmas Eve deep in the snow-laden woods of Russia as he fled the Communist takeover of his homeland.

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