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Capitol Report: The First Christmas in America

Posted By Janna On December 24, 2012 @ 9:39 am In Opinion | No Comments

by Congressman Sam Graves

In December of 1776, no one knew that America was about to become a great nation. Instead, just six months after the Declaration of Independence things were not going well for George Washington and the Continental army. Many soldiers did not have shoes, much less muskets.

Cold, hungry, under-equipped and with more despair than hope; the easy thing to do would have been to quit. Instead,

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