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65 years on, Battle of the Bulge still reverberates

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.

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