Maybe it's because we here in America are so young that we eagerly cling to our holiday traditions . . . and a Merry Christmas IS an American tradition! The Christmas tree still brilliantly shines and children's voices softly sing, reaching to the four corners of the earth where dear ones join us in memory of other Yuletides. Bells that jingle merrily in Yankee Doodle towns ring clearly out across the star studded sky and echo loudly wherever the American flag flies. This is not a sad Christmas but a proud one . . . for each home that displays a service flag feels the true spirit of Christmas more deeply than in years gone by. To everyone we wish a Merry Christmas . . . and though our lights may be dimmed, the glow of these simple, cheery words will lighten hearts whenever heard, So again . . . Merry Christmas . . . that's the American way!