As we celebrate Christmas Eve today in the warm comfort of our Greenwich homes, it’s proper to reflect on the men who helped make our present conditions so pleasant. Sixty-five Christmases ago, 19,000 Americans died, 250,000 (more?) fought to defeat the Germans in the Ardennes. Good history of the battle here. As a baby boomer, I was privileged to grow up in an era where almost every family’s father (and, in my case, mother, too) had served in WW II – We never heard war stories, but the fact that these men had gone off to protect us when they were just kids themselves was an abiding inspiration for a lot of us.
So thank you, gentlemen (and ladies) and Merry Christmas.