Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge which raged until 1/25/45. This was the largest battle American ground forces ever participated in and resulted in 89,500 US casualties. Struggling with 10 foot snow drifts, below zero weather and without any air support US forces overcame a massive German counter offensive. Salute to those who fell and fought in this savage battle! The moral of this epic battle lies in it's history. Americans had become complacent, it was nearly Christmas, it was felt that the Germans would soon surrender, everybody just wanted it to end so they could go home, sentries were not being posted, it's over - right. We too are in a similar situation, don't become complacent, remain vigilant, and be prepared to defend yourself at all times.