I’ll Be Home By Christmas: Keeping in Touch with the Ones Back Home | The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor | Lectures & Talks | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

Lectures & Talks

I’ll Be Home By Christmas: Keeping in Touch with the Ones Back Home

When: Wed., Dec. 31, 2 p.m. 1969

Join us as we travel through three centuries of how our military personnel dealt with being away from home during the holidays. The journey will cover the Civil War to Afghanistan, through letters sent home from the soldiers on the front line along with songs to recall the holidays and the history represented. Some of these letters are humorous and others serious, but all have a story to tell about how soldiers, sailors, and air personnel have coped with being away from family and friends. Hall of Honor staff will read these letters, and the audience will be invited to join in singing the songs of the different eras as we pay tribute to those whose duty kept them away from home.

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