Thank you to all the veterans whose devotion to our country has kept us safe and free over the centuries.
In 1916, this young Navy man helped plan a ship-board Christmas party at the Brooklyn Shipyard for underprivileged children.
Since he liked to talk about being from a town near Santa Claus, Indiana, he was asked to play Santa for the children.
After experiencing the love and hope in those children’s eyes, young Jim Yellig made a promise to God, “If you get me through this war, I will forever be Santa Claus.”
And of course, he kept his promise…