December 23, 2008
Vol. 3, No. 52
Christmas Night, 1776
By Newt Gingrich
Revolution was lost, except for a valiant few who still believed in “The Cause.” We owe our liberty today to those valiant few., 1776, nearly all thought the
Led by George Washington, most of his army, dressed in rags and barefoot, faced a winter gale of rain, sleet, ice and snow. This band of patriots braved a midnight river crossing and a nine mile march over frozen roads to win a spectacular victory at , the following morning. Those were indeed times, as would write, that “try men’s souls.”
In a season that has become too commercialized and — worse yet — had much of its religious meaning driven from the public square, Washington’s Christmas crossing is a story that should be remembered and celebrated, this Christmas and every Christmas.