I opened the front door of my house on Christmas Eve night. The temperature was in the teens and it was snowing....about five inches worth....I closed the door and returned to the comfort of my living room couch and continued watching "It's a Wonderful Life" for the umpteenth time. However, my thoughts were of the cold and snow ... conditions very similar to 58 years ago at the Battle of the Bulge, only without the foxholes, artillery, machine guns, hand grenades and rifle fire. I can't begin to imagine what it was like, nor can most people who weren't there. God Bless all veterans and thank-you for your service and sacrifice.