Archive for December 2016

YRA Breaking Op Christmas News!

December 7, 2016

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Christmas Elves Report for Duty for America’s 1# Christmas Drive “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” to help bring Vital Local Community Based Support for America’s Best and their Families for 2016 Christmas!

The Local Community relationships that we help bring together during the Christmas Holiday Season help America’s Military Units and their families get vital community support year round! This is the whole reason the Yellow Ribbon America Campaign for America’s Military & their Families and Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families was created!

Thank you to all our GREAT fellow Americans for helping to make this happen!! The BEST Support is Local Community Based Support!

Contact Santa’s Elves at www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families!

Merry Christmas!

Give back to America’s Best this Christmas!

December 6, 2016

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If you don’t know how, contact my Elves at Yellow Ribbon America their website is http://www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

December 5, 2016

Help America’s #1 Cause This Christmas!

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Thank you America and Merry Christmas!

December 3, 2016

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A brief History of the Christmas holiday

The first time the birth of Jesus Christ was attributed to the date December 25 was in the 4th century, according to early Roman history. Early celebrations of Christmas are thought to have derived from Roman and other European festivals that marked the end of the harvest, and the winter solstice.

Some customs from those celebrations that have endured include decorating homes with greenery, giving gifts, singing songs, and eating special foods.

The holiday developed further with the legend of St. Nicholas. Although much of his history is unconfirmed, the man who became St. Nicholas lived in the 4th century and is believed to have been a bishop in Asia Minor.

Many miracles attributed to him are dubious at best. Nevertheless, some countries named him their patron saint. He also is considered the patron saint of, among others, children (for protecting them), sailors (whom he reputedly saved at sea), and the poor (to whom he generously gave gifts).

In his honor, the Feast of St. Nicholas was marked on December 6 and gifts given the night before. The tradition was well established in many European countries by the 12th century. Eventually, because St. Nicholas’ Day and Christmas Day are so close together, their traditions generally were combined.

St. Nicholas took on different personas in different countries. For example, The Netherlands have Sinter Klaas; Father Christmas gives gifts in Great Britain; Père Noël does the same in France; and in Germany St. Nicholas has had many names including Klaasbuur, Burklaas, Rauklas, Bullerklaas, and Sunnercla, although Father Christmas is becoming more popular. In the United States, the Dutch settlers’ Sinter Klaas evolved into Santa Claus.

 

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Other Christmas facts:

  • The Story of Jesus Christ’s birth is told in New Testament’s gospel of Saint Luke and Saint Matthew.
  • Some Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s coming on January 6, the Epiphany, when they believe he was baptized.
  • The song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” refers to the 12 days between Christmas and the Epiphany.
  • The word Christmas comes from the Old English Cristes maesse, which means Christ’s mass.
  • The word X-mas is sometimes used instead of Christmas. In Greek, X-is the first letter of Christ’s name.
  • The German word Christkindl, which means Christ child, eventually turned into Kriss Kringle.
  • Santa Claus generally was depicted as an elf until 1931, when Coca-Cola ads portrayed him as human-sized.
  • Rudolph didn’t become Santa’s ninth reindeer until 1939 when an advertising writer for the department store Montgomery Ward created him.

Sources: Encarta 96 Encyclopedia, World Book, Encyclopedia Brittanica

 

Support For US Military At Record Lows…

December 1, 2016

 

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Support for America’s Military “Still in Uniform” and thier families are at all time record lows!! While the Pentagon reports that there are more than 40,000 private organizations supporting America’s Veterans, US Military and US Military families alone… Over 95% of the 40,000 private organizations are Veteran support organizations and NOT Military and Military family support organizations!

We here at Yellow Ribbon America believe it is important to support our Veterans. But when our Country is Still at War against  Islamic Terrorism our fellow Americans that are still wearing the Uniform of the United States Marine Corps, United States Army, United States Navy, United States Air Force and United States Coast Guard and their families must also come first!

America our STILL in Uniform US Military and their families Need your help and support this 2016 Christmas!

Make a Difference Today!

The vital Community relationships that Yellow Ribbon America helps bring together during the Christmas Holiday Season help America’s Military Units and their families get Vital Community Support Year Round! This is the whole reason the Yellow Ribbon America Campaign for America’s Military & their Families and Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families was created!

The BEST Support is Local Community Based Support!

Merry Christmas!