Featuring: Ken Carpenter, the Sportsmen.
A Christmas message goes out to the aircraft warning service.
A tale from December last year, 1941. Two observation posts in the wintery, rolling mountains were to be supported. Two feet of ice and snow make the roads impassable. A system of week long shifts are developed to man Dutch Butte. Women volunteer to man the Live Oak post, doing their own week long shifts.
The observation posts allow for a view in all directions, all over God’s country, a home to love and protect. The site brings a tear to mother’s eye. The phone rings on Christmas Eve to startle Mrs Stanley, and her companion on watch. Christmas carols and greetings are shared.
The community kept vigil through the winter, not finding a single aircraft to report. Civilians, glad to come together to do their duty for 72 days.
A heartfelt message is shared to answer the questions: What does Christmas mean? What does it mean to a child during this war time? Keep the good cheer and hope. Ken Carpenter offers the listening audience to sing along with the theme song as a carol of hope, Eyes Aloft.
Ken Carpenter makes the patriotic claim, “As long as there’s an America, there’ll always be a Christmas.” The Sportsmen sing, White Christmas.
To close, a poetic piece is shared,Those Who Watch. A description of a determined watcher of the heavens. Observers who diligently watch the skies, and listen for the sound of engines. What is the solitary life like? In their own way, they fight a quiet war with no triumphant fanfare.
A final patriotic word is shared on how we all can fight the war by rationing, and doing our duty with other government programs. The cast join with a round of, Hark the herald Angels Sing.