I’m just back from Ukraine where Spirit of America is helping American troops and diplomats stop the war and suffering caused by Russia’s aggression. Isaac Eagan, SoA field ops director, and I were there for two weeks.
We spent most of our time in the east of Ukraine where thousands have been killed in the last 18 months. In one village, about one mile from the front lines, we visited an elementary school. A Christmas tree made a bleak situation warm and hopeful. We talked to this boy.
He told us a building next to his home had been hit by artillery fire from Russian-backed fighters. Fortunately, no one in his family was injured. When we asked him what he wanted from Saint Nicholas for Christmas he said, “Peace.”
Our deepest thanks to all the brave men and women serving America abroad right now who aren’t able to be with their loved ones during the holidays.
And, our very best wishes to you and yours for a very merry Christmas and happy holidays. Thank you for your support.
Jim Hake and the Spirit of America team