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    Feel good Christmas story

    Kindness of American Saint Nick remembered

    A small town in Luxembourg once destroyed by fierce fighting remembers one of the bright moments in the dark of World War II -- a visit from Saint Nick. For Dick Brookins, a U.S. soldier standing in for an absent Saint Nicholas, it was to change his life also and help him find some meaning for the war in Europe.

    Sixty five years after he first donned the flowing robe, the miter hat, and the white fluffy beard to become St. Nicholas, Brookins chuckles as he remembers his reluctance to assume his now memorable role.

    It was a cold and dreary December 1944. Brookins was a lanky 22-year-old American Corporal fresh from battle.

    And Wiltz, a tiny town in Luxembourg ravaged by war welcomed the weary soldiers who had helped liberate their town from occupation.
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    Damn you, ya made me tear up.

    The goodness in people never fails to amaze me. Thanks for sharing, and all the best for a happy Holiday.
    Mark
    Veni.Vidi,Velcro...I came, I saw, I stuck around.

    Vidi, Vici, et Veni, et Veni, et Veni...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkPals View Post
    Damn you, ya made me tear up.

    The goodness in people never fails to amaze me. Thanks for sharing, and all the best for a happy Holiday.
    Mark
    Yeah, I teared up too. Seeing all those poor kids smiling at St. Nick after not having him come while the Nazis were there, that was emotional. They'd been through hell, the citizens of the town and the soldiers, with more hell to come. But for a little while, all was well. Happy Holidays Mark, you're a good friend.
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