Through the mine field

Just some thoughts about Dad on Memorial Day

Rick's Reflections

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Greeting in the name of Jesus,

We are right in the middle of the 69th anniversary of the Battle of the bulge.  The writer who describes this event on the Army’s web page, wrote: “In late 1944, in the wake of the allied forces’ successful D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, it seemed as if the Second World War was all but over. But on December 16, with the onset of winter, the German army launched a counteroffensive that was intended to cut through the Allied forces in a manner that would turn the tide of the war in Hitler’s favor. The battle that ensued is known historically as The Battle of the Bulge. The courage and fortitude of the American Soldier was tested against great adversity. Nevertheless, the quality of his response ultimately meant the victory of freedom over tyranny.”

I love history, and I must confess I am the…

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