A film clip from Battleground (1949), a rousing tribute to the heroic stand of the 101st Airborne at Bastogne at Christmas 1944, which helped turn the tide of the Battle of the Bulge. Seventy-one years ago on December 16, 1944 the Germans launched their last desperate offensive to turn defeat into victory. The sermon helps explain to the men why they are there, and why the sacrifices they were being called upon to make were important and necessary.
We should always be mindful of the men and women in our military who are far from their families today, destined to celebrate Christmas often in dangerous situations. May God bless them and keep them, and may we always remember the sacrifices they make for us.