“Peace on earth” seems only a hollow Christmas card cliche today what with civil wars, terrorist attacks and rioting in the streets throughout the world.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow didn’t feel in much of a holiday mood either when he heard the bells on Christmas Eve during the Civil War. His wife had been burned to death when her clothing caught fire in 1861, and his son had been critically wounded in the War in December 1863. The famous poet is believed to have penned “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” in 1864—at the height of the war! [Continue reading]
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