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The Christmas that Almost Didn’t Happen: Christmas 1945

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“This is the Christmas the war-weary world has prayed for…” When Truman uttered those words on Christmas Eve, 1945, World War II had been over for four months, but military actions were still operating full force. The military was running Operation Magic Carpet and Operation Santa to return thousands of troops to their homes, resulting in the largest traffic jam the United States had ever known. After years of blackouts and rationing, the national Christmas tree would once again shine and families would gather around a Christmas table. Churches filled as a grateful nations gave thanks. We all know World War II changed much of American life, but have you ever considered how the War changed Christmas in the United States? Join us for a holiday trip to an epic December.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

CE South Building

Roberta Boggess 



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Registration Closes On
Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/13/2018 - 12/13/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 113 Roberta Boggess