Posts with tag: "Cliff Snider"
Sacred Honor, by Larry Hersberger
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Sacred Honor, by Larry Hersberger

I have so much admiration for all of the men and women who have served our country in the military and a special gratitude for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to secure the freedoms we enjoy today.When I was a young man and about to graduate from high school, I was given an appointment to West Point by my congressman.  Unfortunately I couldn't pass the physical because of my eyesight.  I have thought many times how different my life would have been if I had entered into the academy and later into the Army.Instead, many of my friends headed for Vietnam while I headed for college and later married and began to raise a family.  Just because I wasn't a veteran doesn't mean ...

Santa Receives His Mission
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sacred Honor, by Larry Hersberger

It seems like a number of people have recently asked me, "How did you become Santa?"  While I answer the question in my book "Santa's Journey,"  many of you might never have the opportunity to know if I don't share the beginning of my story here.  Then, if this chapter intrigues you, you can go to my website, order the book, and hear "the rest of the story."    Receiving My Mission My dad loved Christmas! It was his favorite time of the year. He loved the music (especially the Christmas carols), the lights, the food and decorating our small house for the holidays. Every year Dad would have a family Christmas photo taken which he would then reproduce at his print ...

Knights of Saint Nicholas
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Sacred Honor, by Larry Hersberger

 I was honored to be among several people knighted into the "Knights of Saint Nicholas" at a recent gathering of the Santa Claus community in Albion, New York.  Here is the creed for this special group of servants:  The Creed of the Knights of St. Nicholas “I believe in the miracle of the manger and the message of the child who was born as the Messiah as God’s true gift to all mankind. I acknowledge the Passion and the sacrifice made as a paradigm that it is truly better to give than to receive. “I understand the devotion of Nicholas of Myra and his conviction to God’s love for all mankind as an example to follow. I am a mere mortal who has no ...