American St. Nick – December 1944

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american st. nick posterDeep family connections were kept alive by a small group of American Soldiers in December 1944. A story entitled “American St. Nick” relates the actual account of an American Soldier who agreed to play St. Nickolas to bring some holiday cheer to children just liberated from four years of Nazi occupation.

You can read the account and see some photos of this actual event from the World War II Foundation’s website HERE.

Watch a movie trailer of the upcoming production of the story HERE.

This story is a real testimony to what the heart of America and its Greatest Generation are all about, and is one of many stories that need to be told. Stories that bring out what America is really about – family and fatherhood.

There are stories that each Greatest Generation family has in their possession. Stories that need to be told. To be told to put into perspective what is really important – What we have in our hearts and do for each other. Stories that bring us together, not rip us apart. We all have them, but we need to get them out into the light.

WWII reunions will soon be losing their originals, but their families will keep going on. So must their stories. That is how we keep them among us. We would have no memories of those handshakes with Revolutionary or Civil War Veterans, if nothing was written about them.