Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Silent Night

December 24, 1914 World War I soldiers on both sides of ‘no man’s land’ rest in the night. Mockery from one side to the other can be heard, jeering the efforts of men to sing some joy into their miserable existence on the battlefield. Then a voice sang, ‘Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht’ recognized by the allied forces to be the words introducing the first two measures of Silent Night. Men from both sides began to add their voices.... Click here to continue reading my editorial on Silent Night


  1. I really enjoyed reading this and did not know the genesis of this song. Thanks, Arlene

  2. Hi Arlene,
    You and I landed on the page together. I was literally editing some over sites when I saw your comment come.