Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Season's Googlings
A Holiday Google Meme borrowed from Judy at World of Dreams.

1. Google for Christmas (or the December holiday of your choice) plus your year of birth.
2. Post the most charming picture you can find.
3. Get misty with nostalgia over hot cocoa and peppermint cookies.

40 years ago W.C. Westmoreland, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army sent this message and Christmas Card to the troops for the holidays.

Commander's Message

Throughout the Christian world, the Christmas season is a time of joy and spiritual inspiration Despite separation from our families and the hardships imposed by war, those of us in Vietnam will still share the traditional Christmas Spirit this year. We can enjoy the spiritual satisfaction that comes from giving. As fighting representatives of the Free World, our gift is the help we give the Vietnamese People to secure their independence, their individual safety and their future freedom. Each of you gives a part of this gift and deserves the satisfaction of having increased the happiness of others - the true Christmas spirit.

My best wishes to each of you and your families for the Christmas season. May you enjoy good fortune during the coming year.

W.C. Westmoreland
General, U.S. Army

Although the time, places and people have changed, the situation today seems the same. May I wish a very Merry Christmas to our soldiers and their families. AND Peace on Earth and Good Will toward men for all the world.
Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 2:18 PM  
  • At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


  • At 6:38 PM, Anonymous happy and blue 2 said…

    I wish they could all just come home for Christmas.And forget to go back..

  • At 9:25 PM, Blogger Dr.John said…

    Sometimes we forget that troops are people and they need to be prayed for and cherished even if one doesn't like the war.

  • At 2:13 PM, Blogger starbender said…

    Amen 2 that! I think any American that does not support our Troops should be shot 4 treason.
    NOUN: 1. Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.
    Gee, after that definition, I can think of ALOT of head Democrats that should be shot with 'em!!!
    ; ]

  • At 2:43 PM, Blogger Chana said…

    that is a beautiful picture/painting hon. that is quite something alright. i'm with Happy and Blue 2..wish they just came home to all their families...

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