Last Christmas Eve I posted Christmas 1944: The Battle of the Bulge – Christmas Eve in the Ardennes.

It’s a story that needs to be told, particularly to generations for whom Christmas Eve has meant only safety and security. Head over to the link for video and photos, as well as stories of the men who fought.

I linked the post at Legal Insurrection’s Facebook page a few hours ago.

It quickly received hundreds of shares and “likes,” and dozens of comments from people whose fathers or grandfathers fought in the Battle of the Bulge, including from Cherokee Genealogist Twila Barnes (whose research was critical to debunking Elizabeth Warren’s claim to be Cherokee):

https://www.facebook.com/legalinsurrection/posts/10153806164724486

https://www.facebook.com/legalinsurrection/posts/10153806164724486

 

A Facebook commenter also called my attention to a U.S. Army website with original photos, including this one:

Three members of an American patrol cross a snow covered Luxembourg field on a scouting mission. White bedsheets camouflage them in the snow. Left to right: Sgt. James Storey, Newman, Ga.; Pvt. Frank A. Fox, Wilmington, Del., and Cpl. Dennis Lavanoha, Harrisville, N.Y. (30 Dec 1944). Lellig, Luxembourg

Signal Corps Photo #ETO-HQ-45-5003 (Hustead)

http://www.history.army.mil/html/reference/bulge/botb_images_01.html

(added) Another Facebook commenter sent a link to a story about the restoration of Cobra King, the first tank to break through at Bastogne:

Cobra King First Tank Bastogne