Tuesday, December 21, 2004

CHRISTmas truce

Last survivor of 'Christmas truce' tells of his sorrow - guardian article

i had heard about this story before, of an unauthorized cease fire that took place around CHRISTmas day 1914, but i never really believed it was true. apparently it is a true story and this article details some of the memories of the last survivor of that day. the stories say that the two opposing sides just stopped shooting and began celebrating the only thing they could celebrate in the middle of that war ravaged land. they exchanged gifts, the sang songs, they even supposedly played football (soccer) in "no man's land."

it's a really cool story. yet the sad thing is that the unofficial truce eventually ended and the people who were moments before celebrating "GOD with us" began shooting each other and destroying the image of their MAKER later during the same day. if only we could follow the PRINCE of PEACE all the time in such away that everyday would be a CHRISTmas truce.


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